Is it better to wear tights or slacks for running?
What pants do you wear for running, tight or loose? This problem doesn’t need to be tangled. You can wear both. For most people, when they start running, they wear loose sports pants. With the improvement of running level, they will buy professional tights, and when they are racing, they will buy a set of compressed tights.
Generally speaking, there are many advantages of wearing tights, which are superior to traditional sports pants, and they can be worn together in some seasons.
Here are benefits of tight pants:
1. Keep warm:
Tight pants are close to the skin surface, so they won’t be filled with wind from the trouser legs. In autumn and winter, it can basically keep warm. If you don’t think it’s warm enough, a pair of slacks can also be added outside.
2. Light and close-fitting:
Tight pants are completely close to the skin, so you won’t feel it during running. However, when wearing a pair of tight pants alone, the curve of the whole lower body is exposed completely, so many people wear a pair of shorts outside.
3. Quick drying and perspiration:
Tight pants are generally made of elastic quick-drying fabrics, so they have excellent sweat permeability and air permeability. After sweat is discharged in winter, it will air-dry on the surface of the fabric, and the fabric also acts as an isolation layer to prevent sweat from taking away body surface heat when it is air-dried by cold wind. Therefore, it can play a role in regulating body temperature during exercise.
Compressed pants are similar to tights in appearance, but they provide stronger pressure than tights, so besides the basic functions of tights, compressed pants have the following advantages compared with tights:
1. Sufficient oxygen supply:
Compressed pants can exert appropriate pressure on different parts of the body, thus promoting blood circulation, increasing the oxygen supply of muscles, helping to improve the movement stability of muscle groups, enhancing strength, relieving muscle fatigue and reducing the risk of injury.
2. Supporting muscles:
The extra pressure provided by compressed pants can wrap and support the key muscle groups, which helps to reduce muscle vibration, make the movement more efficient and more agile.
3. Physical recovery:
Compressed pants can increase muscle group vitality, accelerate the excretion of body metabolites in muscles, reduce lactic acid accumulation, and promote the recovery of the body in a short time. Therefore, many athletes often wear compressed underwear to help their bodies recover after the competition.
Tight pants and compressed pants can both improve the performance of sports. Of course, what do you choose to wear during running? On the basis of science and rationality, it depends on personal habits.