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Compression tights might not actually help tired muscles

But you can still wear them if you want.
runner wearing compression tights

Compression tights are extremely popular among marathoners and other distance runners.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Compression tights are an incredibly popular tool among runners, from elite athletes to amateur weekend warriors. The reasoning seems sound: When you run, your leg muscles contract to slow down the muscle vibrations that occur as you bounce up and down. These constant contractions are thought to cause much of the fatigue experienced by distance runners. Because

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