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compression leggings to increase slope time

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Fitness and technique are going to be the biggest deciding factors.
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I wear Compresssport or Skins shorts on 90% of my skiing days since many years. Whenever I get skiing without I definitely perceive a difference in my stamina. It may be a placebo effect but then it's a hell of one.
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Whoever said that they are cold obviously didn't buy the slightly fleecy lined thermal version - they seem comfortable and comforting in any conditions- worth every penny.
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I have used Compressports calf guards for skiing and running and have some of their cycling socks I use on the bike, started using them after I tore a calf muscle a few years ago and subjectively I'd say my legs ache a bit less after a days sport when I use them.
I also have just come by a very nice thin compression socks courtesy of the NHS as part of the treatment for my trashed right leg (broken ankle and ruptured tendon in my knee) apparently been over 40 puts me at risk of DVT while ever my leg is totally immobilised so will be wearing them on doctors orders for the next 4 to 6 months. Rather glad I have several sets of suitable compression I can rotate or things could get rather smelly!
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Compression shorts are typically made of a tight Spandex material and are usually 15% (approx) smaller than standard athletic wear. An important factor to note is that these shorts fully compress the muscles, while at the same time not actually restricting our movement in a negative way. This fantastic benefit means that your performance is only positively affected.
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As has been said - benefits may be only psychological. However, I have a number of Sub Sports Cold Compression gear and it’s great value, provides compression and if all else fails, efficient at providing warmth and wicking properties.
When it comes to winter - i use them for everything.
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I am going on a 2200km motorbike trip soon, and I read somewhere that compression leggings can help prevent pain in the leg muscles.
I was planning on stopping every 2 hours, doing stretches, drinking water a plenty, changing leg position while riding etc... I do not normally suffer from leg pain, but then I only normally ride for 3.5 hours a day, so this is a step up.
For people who have used these products, can you see any benefit in me investing in a pair when I will essentially be sitting still in them for a couple of hours at a time?
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@WindOfChange, I'm not a motorcyclist, so don't know how much your leg muscles get used in normal riding. If they are little used then there might be similar benefits to using compression gear on a long flight, where the aim is to stop the blood pooling in/around the leg tissues, so avoiding a possible thrombosis.

If the muscles are continuously used to maintain balance, posture etc on the bike, then blood will kep circulating and I think there would be little direct benefit (as with skiing). There could be indirect benefits, say warmth.
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I wear them for warmth and I felt my recovery time was quicker with them on.

You can buy 3/4 length one from Decathanthon for like 18 quid if I remember correctly. Worked fine for me in this years terrible weather in January Andorra. I would have to try a £130 pair but I cannot imagine a huge difference in comfort and performance to warrant the different in price
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@ecureuil, Thanks for your input.
Unless you're Valentino Rossi, or some back street hero trying constantly go get you knee down, then the legs do a bit of tank gripping, pushing down on the pegs a bit, gear changing and braking, but that's about it, so it's probably more like the in-flight benefit.
Does 17% elastene sound about right, or should it be more?
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I use CEP socks. I reckon there is a difference/improvement in 'up time'. Although I found being fitter works better. Relatively pricey, but worth it..

https://www.cepsports.com/en/sport/wintersport/#downhill
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I've got three pairs of Skins, two short and one long, from years ago when they first came out and there were just "Skins" as opposed to 200/300/400 or whatever they are now.
I wear them every week, usually as a base layer (To avoid the sniggers) for running and they also make ideal (Short, so not too hot) ski base layers.

I swear by them but not sure what I'll do when they eventually go as, as I say, the new ones seem poorer quality (Everlasting lightbulb effect I suppose, if they were all like mine they wouldn't sell many more)
I also fell for the marketing (But now believe it was justified) & got some "Recovery skins" which are a bit thicker but you wear them after sport or even overnight - I'm convinced they help but only tend to wear them after longer stuff like maras or multi-day ultras, and I've not done any of that daft stuff for a while Smile

I suppose it depends on use - if you can manage an hour and want them to help you manage three then you may be disappointing, but if you want them to stop your legs falling off after after three hours hard on the fells or say a run-bike-run (I don't do water unless it's frozen) or whatever then you may benefit. I think I do.

Then again, they might just be giving my legs a comforting hug. Hugs are good too.
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@Tarquin,
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Then again, they might just be giving my legs a comforting hug. Hugs are good too.

Laughing (I swear by them too, for all exercise and recovery - inc overnight if legs are particularly hurty.)
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You know it makes sense.
There is no scientific research, not even logical explanation how it would work! They feel nice and that is the reason I use Adidas or UA for winter training /running climbing ski etc. Weight training stretching and nutrition works. It is hard work though!
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