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Under Armour Recharge (any Scientific Support?)


#1

Anyone seen science to back up their claims?
http://www.cnbc.com/id/31923265
http://www.underarmour.com/shop/us/en/search?search_text=recharge


#2

There’s been tons of studies on this. It doesn’t do anything noticeable to recovery, nor does it help strength or hypertrophy.


#3

lol it should have EMS included


#4

Under Armour is great for making clothes to wear under motorcycle gear. I can also see it helping with support while training. However, giving it special powers, while a great marketing strategy, seems a bit off. I have tons of their clothing. I think the company’s ideas and marketing is pretty much about as good as you can get, but wearing a compression suit all day is only cool if you are on Star Trek.

I am actually concerned that wearing compression gear that is too tight for too long might actually hinder muscle growth by not allowing that muscle to expand as it normally would.


#5

I have compression tights I wear running in the cold weather. I doubt there is any great benefit to them but they feel awesome to wear. Like spiderman. So it is almost like having super powers.


#6

I noticed Frank Mir wearing that suit at the weigh in and before his fight with Brock. Wondered what it was. Didn’t seem to help him much.


#7

Compression clothes are a privilege and not a right!

I hate seeing fat people wearing “spandex”…I guess it helps them get in “the zone” and possibly cuts down on chaffing?

personally tight fitting clothing material makes my skin crawl! i wish i could wear it but i can’t, so maybe I’m just hating:)

  • Adam