|Running shorts versus compression shorts|
|Written by Marathon Guru|
|Thursday, 15 March 2012 19:49|
For many people these are the perfect option for cold mornings when you have a workout to do. They are especially useful for speed work, even when it is not cold outside, because in addition to keeping your quads and hamstrings warm, they also help to hold your muscles in place a little bit which makes it easier to use your speed/ strength power for a little bit longer. Another value in compression shorts is recovery. You can use the compression shorts under normal clothing or wear them to bed and with glute, hamstring or quad niggles/injuries they can assist in better blood flow and aiding recovery time.
The compression shorts work to the same theory as compression socks do for your calves. In general, compression shorts can be used interchangeably with running shorts even during long runs or easy days but they are especially useful on cold days when you have speed work to do.