Compression shorts- Purpose?

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  1. Boricua

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    What is the purpose of compression shorts?
    Chris recommends Skins, what other brand is good also? (sold by TW of course:))
     
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  2. ArliHawk

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    Depends. Nike Pro Combat are good and cheaper. Under Armour boxerjocks are good, too, but more like supportive underwear.
     
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  3. TripleB

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    I started wearing them several years ago after having surgery to repair two hernias. I originally started wearing them for support around my surgical areas; now I can't play without them.

    I got the cheapest I could find (unfortunately not from T-W) which were by Franklin for $12 at a local 'carry it all' superstore. They've lasted for a long time and are comfortable.

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  4. Susandaddy

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    For me its sweat management. Regular cotton underwear just gets too wet when it is 90 degrees outside.

    I've not been able to tell any difference in performance between $30 Under Armour and $10 Wal-mart.

    Biggest issue is length. Compression shorts vary in length by a considerable amount

     
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  6. hcb0804

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    Yep. Depends.That's what I wear, under my compression shorts.
     
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  7. imajica77

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    Compression shorts help reduce muscle fatigue. Hence helping your game. There is a big difference between cheap compression shorts and the higher end ones like Skins. Like most things you get what you pay for. Skins is far superior to other compression shorts. They are much more supportive. If your serious about your game then take the step up and use the top of the line.
     
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    The concept behind compression shorts is to provide the correct level of surface pressure to specific body parts, enhancing circulation and delivering more oxygen to active muscles. Improved circulation also helps to eliminate lactic acid build-up and other metabolic wastes so you can go harder for longer and recover faster. The better the quality of the short, the better they normally perform this function.
     
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    Never tried them for tennis, but I wear them on the days that I do squats and other leg exercises and they make a bit of a difference.
     
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  10. Bobby Jr

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    A study I've seen recently (I'll try to find) says there is no evidence that compression garments aid circulation or help stave off fatigue whatsoever.

    The best they manage is support in terms of injury prevention on joints (knees/elbows/ankles etc).
     
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    UA Core Pro or whatever they're called, wear em to support the hips and lower back mainly but they keep the legs feeling good as well. The other reason is, well, to keep the goods from jangling.
     
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  12. Funbun

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    Yeah I see to Bobby Jr.

    In cross country, many of us wore compression shorts after big meets. I never did; kinda explains why I strain so much after those races.
     
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  13. Lucy Brown

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    I highly recommend compression shorts. They are however way overpriced. I have Nike & UA that range between $30-35 US. I just got a pair of Russell for $16 at Walmart and they are just as good. No difference at all.
     
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    Have went through nike compression and under armours. Nike has blown two holes, under armour's are still truckin.
     
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    I prefer the Nike Pro Combats over the Under Armor ones because they are more comfortable for me. The stitching to the UA ones seem to chafe a bit more and I don't like the material as much.
     
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