Best Protein Bars for Runners

Protein bars are a secret weapon for many runners.  Proteins are critical to muscular recovery, something important to any athlete who is trying to improve their performance over time.  They can also be a great pinch-hitting food for times in-between meals, while traveling, or pre-workout when you don’t have access to other natural food.  Triathletes … Read more

Skins A400 Compression Tights Review

Over the last few years, there has been an explosion in the number of brands promoting compression clothing for improving athletic performance. Skins are a pioneer and leader among these brands. These compression tights are designed for competing in sports and are able to supercharge your performance in a natural way. As with all good … Read more

Tommie Copper Compression Brand Review

Tommie Copper offers a full lineup of compression wear, including shirts, shorts, base layers, gloves, and tights.  Compared to other compression gear makers, Tommie Copper has a different bent than many.  They infuse copper into the gear, which provides another dimension beyond the compression itself. Tommie Copper has been around since about 2010, and in … Read more

9 Best Yoga Pants and Shorts

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Yoga has become one of the most popular physical activities in the world, and for good reason.  In addition to offering mental and spiritual benefits, yoga can be one of the best single activities for building strength, flexibility, and balance in a way that is generally safe for your body.  The number of people who … Read more

Womens Compression Pants: Reviews and Recommendations

Compression pants for women have come a long way in recent years, thankfully so.  A decade ago, they consisted mainly of running tights and other similar leggings.  Now, compression pants have become mainstream for activities like yoga, crossfit, group fitness, and other popular activities.  The leggings and tights are also increasingly popular for wearing in … Read more

Cold Weather Running Gear Essentials

Runners who live in colder climates or climates with the possibility of a couple colds snaps a year undoubtedly face a common question: Should I run outside, run inside on a treadmill, or temporarily stop my training until it gets warmer?  Being a Minnesota-based organization, we know a thing or two about cold weather running. … Read more

Running Gear Discounts

We search the running garment and gear market every week, looking for the needle in a haystack deals that will help you save money.  Instead of you having to go through every single email promotion you receive from stores and manufacturers, we thought we should save you some time.  Whether you are looking for compression … Read more

Basketball Compression Shorts and Tights

Compression shorts and tights have grown in popularity, and perhaps the sport that has seen the biggest increase in popularity is basketball.  In the past few years, compression shorts and tights available for men, women and the youth in all different colors and sizes have exploded on the basketball scene.  Watch an NBA game, and … Read more

Garneau Oslo Tights Review

The Garneau Oslo tights pants (here) are most commonly marketed to cyclists, but are a great option for cold weather runners. While they are not compression tights in the traditional sense of the word, they offer intentional paneling and enough form-fitting features to provide a slight bit of compression and joint blood flow.  That is … Read more

Compression Wear for Runners and Triathletes

If you have done a running race or triathlon lately, you have likely noticed an uptick in the number of fellow racers wearing compression wear. Someone who you chat with pre-race, you passes you, or who you pass during the race is sporting the latest in compression technology. Why are they wearing it, and what … Read more

Compression Tights for Running

Running tights, running leggings, running pants – whatever you call them, they are essentials for running in colder weather. While running pants have been around for years, the technology has come a particularly long way in the past decade. Compression tights are the most advanced leg clothing on the market today, and will give any … Read more

New in Compression Gear for 2016

Athletic compression gear has been on a steady upward march for the past decade. Buoyed by the Under Armour brand’s product variety and marketing budget, the entire compression industry has seen significant growth in recent years. 2016 brings a few trends that should give athletes and fitness enthusiasts more choice and ultimately better quality for … Read more