Obstacle Mud Runner - issue 14

12 KIT: HERS... Women’s RX3 Medical Grade Compression Tights From zone3.com THEY SAY... With validated graduated compression to increase blood circulation and improve recovery these leggings have been carefully constructed with hip & knee panels to provide optimum muscle support and PU tape to help support the soleus calf muscle and reduce muscle vibrations. Alongside this, 360° reflective logos are visible in low light conditions while the bonded ankle hem makes these tights easier to get on and off for improved comfort while also adding coverage and confidence. KEY FEATURES • Graduated compression to increase blood circulation, reduce lactic acid build up and improve recovery times. • Exo-Black & Revolution Energy fabric to improve performance, power and muscle support. • Heat bonded technology for added comfort against the skin. • Comfort waistband, drawstring cord and pocket design. • Breathable and wicking fabric with built in UPF 50 sun protection and Antibacterial properties. The Zone3 compression tights have been tested and validated by Progressive Sports Technologies based at Loughborough University. The testing validates that the tights offer the correct level of graduated compression which is proven to: • Improve sporting performance and endurance. • Increase muscle efficiency and power. • Increase speed of muscle recovery time. • Reduce risk of injury. I say... There is something very empowering about wearing these leggings. I put them on and feel instantly ready to go. At that moment, I already know I’m in for a good session, no matter what I’m doing, they instantly boost my positivity. They are super comfortable, no constantly pulling them up because they’ve slipped down. The waistband is nice and high with a drawstring fastening and a little pocket at the front for a tissue perhaps AND they’re squat proof! (You ladies know what I mean.) There’s an additional zip up pocket in the rear for a door key, and a gel. Not big enough for a phone but perfect for those little essentials. The extra built in compression around the soleus reassures me that I don’t need to wear compression socks too and the reflective spots mean I can be seen from all angles during those dark mornings and evenings. The material is of a good quality, not too thick but also not so thin they’d snag if a bramble looked at them. I’d say these would stand the test of time very well. I’ve tested them for 4 months and there are no signs of wear yet. I can see them lasting a reasonably long time and I think the £75 price tag is a fair one given all the benefits these leggings offer. Zone3 Your Limits