New UnderArmour post-workout recovery suit

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    Jul 16, 2009 2:16 PM GMT
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/31923265/

    Saw this on CNBC and I'm wondering what everyone's opinion of this is.

    Basically, it's a compression suit to be worn after a workout. I guess you would wear it under your street clothes. And all your muscles would be slightly compressed to help with muscle soreness.

    Would you pay $200 for the whole suit?

    Do you think it would actually work?

    A bit pricy for me, and even though it might help a top professional athlete, I don't know about the average Joe?
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    Jul 16, 2009 2:41 PM GMT
    How does compression help in preventing soreness?

    Personally, it seems being squeezed like that all day would be awfully uncomfortable. I dont even like tight t-shirts or briefs.
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    Jul 16, 2009 2:44 PM GMT
    Uh yeah, sexy as hell.
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    Jul 16, 2009 2:44 PM GMT
    Strange. It looked great on the model. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 16, 2009 2:47 PM GMT
    So, how is it different from UnderArmour's other compression clothes?
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    Jul 16, 2009 2:52 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidSo, how is it different from UnderArmour's other compression clothes?


    Well, it's supposed to be worn after exercising, not during, that's about the only difference I can see.

    It's a product is search of a market.
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    Jul 16, 2009 2:52 PM GMT
    I'll try one, for sure. I doubt I really need it, but I love the UA brand. I'll buy one and use it in the fall/summer months under my suit (after morning workouts before I head into the office).

    Now, let's talk about that model in the CNBC video. Who is he and how do I get one? Talk about perfect symmetry.

    Yeah ...

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    Jul 16, 2009 2:53 PM GMT
    If it will make me look like the model, I'm all for buying it. Oddly, this logic never pans out when I'm buying underwear. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 16, 2009 2:54 PM GMT
    ...........................Damn, Fred Savage is lookin good. icon_smile.gif
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    200 bucks, no. When Cat Man starts terrorizing my city maybe then I'll consider it.

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    Jul 16, 2009 3:04 PM GMT
    GuiltyGear said...........................Damn, Fred Savage is lookin good. icon_smile.gif
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    200 bucks, no. When Cat Man starts terrorizing my city maybe then I'll consider it.



    BTW, I was referring to the model in the video, NOT Fred Savage icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 16, 2009 3:07 PM GMT
    Tapper said
    GuiltyGear said...........................Damn, Fred Savage is lookin good. icon_smile.gif
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    200 bucks, no. When Cat Man starts terrorizing my city maybe then I'll consider it.



    BTW, I was referring to the model in the video, NOT Fred Savage icon_wink.gif


    Got to agree with that. That is one hot model in the video.
  • Run4Life83

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    Jul 16, 2009 3:08 PM GMT
    I bought the Zoot Compression Tights in March as I continued my preparation for the Boston Marathon. I wear them after hard workouts (speed, interval or long runs) and after races, usually to sleep. After the Boston Marathon I wore them on the plane back to Colorado, and while I still need to stretch and keep moving, I definitely felt more fresh in my legs in the following days and my recovery time (where walking was difficult) was 2-3 days as opposed to the week that it usually takes me. I'd have to try the UnderArmour on, but with just the Zoot pants costing $150, if UnderArmour's provided as good or better compression than Zoot's, I'd pay $200 for the combination.
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    Jul 16, 2009 5:53 PM GMT
    ohh I just need to get serious about HIIT again: that video model has my kind of build

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    I´d rather have a massage from Tapper.
  • steveo703

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    Jul 16, 2009 6:04 PM GMT
    not every day you see that on cnbc : )

    but really i could accomplish the same thing with my compression shorts or leggings
  • Puppy80

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    Jul 16, 2009 6:36 PM GMT
    Notice how they kept the camera position top side on the close ups

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    Jul 16, 2009 6:51 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidohh I just need to get serious about HIIT again: that video model has my kind of build

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    I´d rather have a massage from Tapper.


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    Jul 16, 2009 7:41 PM GMT
    medfordguy said

    A bit pricy for me, and even though it might help a top professional athlete, I don't know about the average Joe?


    I'd like to hear from an exercise physiologist on this issue. I understand that after a hard workout...let's say a hard track workout...that microtears in the muscle tissue can lead to inflammation and swelling. So it makes sense that compression works.

    I am just wondering if this is taking this too far to create a market for an expensive item that is unnecessary most of the time, even for those who do very hard workouts.

    I'll take everybody's word that this is different from the UnderArmor body tight wear. To me, it doesn't look different visually.

    I am skeptical.
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    Jul 16, 2009 7:48 PM GMT
    I have some UnderArmour that fits real snug.

    The effects of muscle flattening and vibration attenuation have been well known for some time now.

    I haven't done it in several years now, but, the compression and flattening does seem to have a positive affect, and can be very comfy (not in a fetish way, but, in a recovery way). I used to put on my long sleeve Under Amour shirt (Heat Gear) and tights (Heat Gear) which fits real snug and hang out. Feels good after a leg workout. It's weird, but, it seems to relax the muscle more. There's quite a bit of science done on compression garments. Tight garments are nothing new in strength sports.

    I like lifting in my Under Armour, or a singlet that's snug. Lifters call it "staying tight."

    With so many fat asses now, you see it less often as street clothes are way bigger than they used to be.

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    I call it the "rubberband" effect.
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    Jul 16, 2009 8:06 PM GMT
    OK. Chuckystud answered my question.

    It's still questionable the extent to which people will buy this stuff for its "sexiness" appeal, rather than out of need. Look at the number of out-of-shape people who wear high end bicycle garments, and ride expensive road or mountain bikes for "appearances" sake.

    But it looks like there is science behind this.
  • vacyclist

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    Jul 16, 2009 8:13 PM GMT
    My bike shorts keep the quads & glutes in mild compression, in addition to keeping other things comfortably in place....this time of year I'm often on the bike for several hours at a time, several days a week; not sure what affect the compression factor has but they're very comfortable during exertion. I recover in something less confining or naked if the circumstances are right!
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    Jul 16, 2009 8:17 PM GMT
    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=compression+garments+study+exercise
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    Jul 16, 2009 8:26 PM GMT
    Thanks Chucky

    That gives me a better perspective. Considering that good compression clothing is going to be around $50 a piece, the $90-100 price point wouldn't be unreasonable. I would expect that the new compression garments might have a slightly tighter feel, but they should be pretty breathable. I see that they're already for sale on the UA website.
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    Jul 16, 2009 8:31 PM GMT
    medfordguy saidThanks Chucky

    That gives me a better perspective. Considering that good compression clothing is going to be around $50 a piece, the $90-100 price point wouldn't be unreasonable. I would expect that the new compression garments might have a slightly tighter feel, but they should be pretty breathable. I see that they're already for sale on the UA website.


    yeah thanks Ckunk, saw your full bod pics here in a singlet last year. Looked like two pigs fighting under a blanket. You have balls calling some people fat, but your also nuts so can't blame the ignorrant or crazy. It's just the you we all know. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 16, 2009 8:32 PM GMT
    Don't forget Wally World has even tighter lycra shirts for 10 dolla.!!!
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    Jul 16, 2009 8:35 PM GMT
    medfordguy said
    Tapper said
    GuiltyGear said...........................Damn, Fred Savage is lookin good. icon_smile.gif
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    200 bucks, no. When Cat Man starts terrorizing my city maybe then I'll consider it.



    BTW, I was referring to the model in the video, NOT Fred Savage icon_wink.gif


    Got to agree with that. That is one hot model in the video.


    That is pure marketing!! It's so pugy guys like chuckster put them on think they look like that, when in actuality they look like a fire hydrant wrapped in reynolds wrap!