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I am currently 2 months into my CIM training and am SO happy to have the 2XU Elite MCS Compression Tights! I am all about recovery and these pants have helped me a lot during my training. If you are not familiar with the benefits of compression here is a description of the MCS Compression tights from the 2XU website:
“The Elite MCS Compression tight offers unparalleled power and protection against muscle trauma during intense activity. Graduated engineering also offers impressive recovery benefits post exercise.The next generation in 2XU Compression technology – MCS (Muscle Containment Stamping) for targeted compression. MCS is a revolutionary fabric support system traced over key muscle, tendon and fascia groups to focus greater compression power to wrap precise areas and reduce muscle oscillation and damage.”
Their sizing chart is pretty easy to read, however I had to exchange the size small I ordered for a medium. I usually get a size small in pants, but with these I had to go up a to medium. They were pretty tight…which, yes I understand they are compression tights and are supposed to be tight but they were a little too tight around the waist for me. The medium is a better choice.
I wear these pants after long runs, speed work, heavy lifting days (deadlifts or squats). I am happy to say that I have noticed my legs feel super refreshed and my recovery time is shortened when I wear them.
Of course I had to take these pants on a few runs too. These runs weren’t anymore than 6 miles, but even still my legs were less tired than they usually are after a run. I thought they were great for recovery but after I ran in them I was even more impressed! No slippage – I know I am not the only one who has to keep pulling up their pants during a run until they are sweaty and stay in place. They also have a draw string to tighten them if needed and a small pocket on the inside…although to me, the pocket is pretty useless. It is really small. But overall I really love these tights. Running, lifting, lounging, recovering…great for it all! If you want your own pair of MCS Elite Running Tights use code BIBRAVE20 at check out and get 20% off your order!