Sizing for Performance leggings (SQUAT-PROOF LEGGINGS)
It can be frustrating to read reviews that rave about squat-proof leggings, only to find both positive and negative reviews for the same leggings. How can this be? It comes down to proper sizing.
No two brands of fitness-wear are made the same. Just because you reach for a medium in one brand, doesn't mean you will be a medium in the next. It's important to note what material the leggings are made of. Nylon (stretchy leggings) or Performance Polyester (compression leggings), both fabrics perform completely different.
Stretching beyond the bounds of a performance fabric will start to erode the opaqueness (squat proof) feature of compression leggings. Choosing the right size of performance leggings is extremely important, and really depends on how you want to use them. The correct size is a big factor.
What is the Right Size for Squat-Proofing Your Leggings?
This step is frequently missed when choosing the right performance leggings because many women automatically default to the “size they normally wear”. You will notice that most sizes overlap (2-4, 6-8). If your measurements are at the upper end of the scale for a size, consider going with the larger size to ensure adequate stretch when you begin to train. Remember that these are performance leggings and designed with compression and must be inched up. You may also want to size up if you don’t enjoy having too much compression.
Our leggings are very compressive and designed with polyester. Intentionally designed this way for athletic performance and training, they will not size up but will size down due to the compression. Imagine a world class athlete stopping during a race to pull up their leggings, this wouldn’t be a good thing. We designed them to flex and compress for maximum performance training.
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