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My hamstrings have less flexibility than the Saudi Arabian justice system so was thinking about compression shorts. What do people think, any good at keeping hamstring problems at bay??

Also, should I be wearing them during the run to protect the injury or after to flush the legs out?




  • OF all he compression gear I've got, the shorts seem to provide no real niticeable benefits to me, and now they are relegated to use as under shorts only. I still feel that tights, calf guards and LS top provide some assistance, but nothing from the shorts
  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144
    The mysteries of compression shorts hay?

    I am a great believer in compression gear and find that the shorts are really good when playing football with either hamstring or quad issues. I have two pairs and use then 1 for the activity and then a pair to wear after I.I sleep in!
  • BritspinBritspin Posts: 1,655
    However compression kit cannot have any impact on flexibility, they can prevent or delay fatigue, keep muscles in place & lessen oscillation leading to fatigue, keep muscles warm, assist venous return & shorten recovery times..at least thats what they claim, but they will never make you more flexible, a good warm up, dynamic stretches, workout cool down, static/developmental stretches, massage (arguably), myofascial release etc etc all can help.
  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144
    What Britspin said is perfectly correct and makes me want to add to my post.
    What I said but the shorts will not help flexability but stop extra muscle damage.
  • LexLex Posts: 65
    Cheers All,

    Im trying to manage an ongoing hamstring problem - the damn thing is just very weak. If the shorts mean I can train more often with it then they may be worth it.

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