Compression clothing

Compression clothing :

"Dear Dr Bakken,

What are your thoughts on using compression clothing for running and/or recovery? I saw many amateur runners wearing "2XU" or "skins" compression leggings while running a half marathon recently, but I have never seen any of the elite marathoners wearing black tights when they win races."

Answer: Hi John and thanks for your question.

I'll be brief on this : it is a waste of resources. No (good) studies shows any positive results form it and you are very right : top athletes do not use it either. I would not focus on something like that and instead put all focus on better, smarter training :)

all the best,

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