When To Wear Running Tights and Compression Pants
Compression pants and running tights are a perfect example of athletic gear that's specifically made for exercising. These form-fitting pants have several benefits such as holding our muscles in place to increase blood flow, which can boosts performance. The only issue with tech tights is that they're a little thin. Scratch that, they're super thin.
A lot of us layer our tights with shorts, because a VPL and having everything just flopping around can be a little uncomfortable. However, don't feel obligated to spend money on both, because shorts and tights can be worn alone. A lot of times tights will cost just as much as a pair of shorts, so it's silly to spend double if you don't need both. It all comes down to personal preference. I've tried working out in just a pair of running tights and it's actually super comfortable. However, I wouldn't recommend trying this during peak hours, because you're guaranteed to draw attention to yourself.
The only thing that's non-negotiable is wearing tights outside the gym. Wearing tights during a workout sesh is one thing, but wearing them to run errands for example is just weird. I didn't think wearing tights without shorts was a big deal until I saw it real life. There's an older gentleman in my neighborhood that typically goes grocery shopping after his evening run, which would totally be normally if I wasn't forced to make eye contact with his junk. Wearing as little clothing as possible makes sense when you're working up a sweat, but it's just plain weird when you're going through your daily routine.
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