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(Some Scientists)   Skin tight compression clothes don't do anything. Cyclists can get their flabby arses back into regular clothes   (tohoku.ac.jp) divider line
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2022-05-21 10:18:45 AM  
No they don't improve athletic performance or recovery - it's fashion. The people wearing them want to show off, that's it.
 
2022-05-21 10:35:07 AM  

Private_Citizen: No they don't improve athletic performance or recovery - it's fashion. The people wearing them want to show off, that's it.


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2022-05-21 10:35:31 AM  
Aerodynamic still important.
However, I don't really understand how they went about getting their results. If athletes think it makes them faster, it often does.
 
2022-05-21 10:51:32 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Aerodynamic still important.
However, I don't really understand how they went about getting their results. If athletes think it makes them faster, it often does.


I don't know... Loads of athletes are very superstitious.
I like the team owner in Ace Ventura:
"I've got a linebacker who hasn't washed his jockstrap in 2 years because he thinks flies are lucky!"
 
2022-05-21 10:55:13 AM  

grokca: Private_Citizen: No they don't improve athletic performance or recovery - it's fashion. The people wearing them want to show off, that's it.

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I'm like 87% sure that most non-professional cyclists (like your daily commuters) wear compression clothing to show off their junk
 
2022-05-21 11:02:30 AM  
Keeps your flab from flapping and slowing you down.
 
2022-05-21 11:22:30 AM  

no1curr: grokca: Private_Citizen: No they don't improve athletic performance or recovery - it's fashion. The people wearing them want to show off, that's it.

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I'm like 87% sure that most non-professional cyclists (like your daily commuters) wear compression clothing to show off their junk


Hey, not everybody can ride a brand new $10,000 bike.
 
2022-05-21 11:29:41 AM  
Is this a yoga pants thread?  TTIWWP

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2022-05-21 11:35:15 AM  

no1curr: grokca: Private_Citizen: No they don't improve athletic performance or recovery - it's fashion. The people wearing them want to show off, that's it.

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I'm like 87% sure that most non-professional cyclists (like your daily commuters) wear compression clothing to show off their junk


When I was still working and commuting, I definitely needed my bib-shorts and jersey.  It let me get to work/ home quicker, and the bike clothes got stinky instead of my work clothes. I was riding 40-50 miles a day and it makes a huge difference.  It was quicker than driving, and CalTrain.
 
2022-05-21 11:35:23 AM  
Skin tight cycling clothes are about reducing drag and they very obviously work in that regard.
 
2022-05-21 11:37:29 AM  

OptionC: Skin tight cycling clothes are about reducing drag and they very obviously work in that regard.


If you are a guy dressed in women's skin tight clothing that increases drag.
 
2022-05-21 12:00:22 PM  

grokca: OptionC: Skin tight cycling clothes are about reducing drag and they very obviously work in that regard.

If you are a guy dressed in women's skin tight clothing that increases drag.


I'll bet, if you look backwards in time, men were wearing tight clothing first. I reckon it was forbidden to women.
 
2022-05-21 12:21:54 PM  
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2022-05-21 12:25:18 PM  
The slick fabric reduces friction when your flabby thighs rub together.
 
2022-05-21 12:27:57 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Aerodynamic still important.
However, I don't really understand how they went about getting their results. If athletes think it makes them faster, it often does.


Sure, for you.  You're a farking biker.  But the usual person riding down the side of the road for an afternoon doesn't need to worry about their aerodynamics.  It's like putting a spoiler on your Honda.
 
2022-05-21 12:35:05 PM  
They don't flap, chafe, or slip.  Neither are they likely to get caught in any mechanisms - say, a bike chain.  They also feel pretty nice.

Having said all that, no way would I wear them with my flabby body.
 
2022-05-21 12:54:03 PM  
I wear compression socks when I fly, especially international. Keeps my feet from feeling like balloons.
 
2022-05-21 1:01:57 PM  

Bukharin: I wear compression socks when I fly, especially international. Keeps my feet from feeling like balloons.


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So that's why this happens
 
2022-05-21 1:02:00 PM  
They also give people a sense of humor ..
 
2022-05-21 1:03:22 PM  

cryinoutloud: Uchiha_Cycliste: Aerodynamic still important.
However, I don't really understand how they went about getting their results. If athletes think it makes them faster, it often does.

Sure, for you.  You're a farking biker.  But the usual person riding down the side of the road for an afternoon doesn't need to worry about their aerodynamics.  It's like putting a spoiler on your Honda.


Even at relatively modest speeds aerodynamic drag overwhelms pretty much every other drag factor (except gravity on climbs).  The skin tight clothing helps to an almost ridiculous extent, particularly if you're riding solo.  When I started road biking I swore up and down that I would never dress up in skin tight Lycra but after trying it I would never go back.
 
2022-05-21 1:11:08 PM  
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2022-05-21 1:12:54 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: grokca: OptionC: Skin tight cycling clothes are about reducing drag and they very obviously work in that regard.

If you are a guy dressed in women's skin tight clothing that increases drag.

I'll bet, if you look backwards in time, men were wearing tight clothing first. I reckon it was forbidden to women.


Practically everything women wear were first worn by men. High heels? Men. (Of course, not the current stiletto heels, those evolved from original high heels. But men wore heels to keep their boots in stirrups when riding.) Tights and hosiery. Men! Look at all those paintings of kings wearing hosiery that today's women would wear for a night out on the town. Makeup? Men! Ruffles? Men! Even the right-over-left covering was primarily for men. Men switched the left-over-right because swords would catch on their clothing when it's right-over-left. Dresses? Men, of course! As a guy, I know it's way more comfortable not to have to wear pants because they cut into the twig and berries. A dress would be the most comfortable way to go. But once we got on top of horses, we had to wear pants.
 
2022-05-21 1:18:55 PM  
I left my cave yesterday. In the summer sunlight, it was impossible not to notice that skirts have gotten considerably shorter.

A good day.
 
2022-05-21 1:38:39 PM  
>> Skin tight compression clothes don't do anything.

Other than the exceptions pointed out in this thread, subby is absolutely correct
 
2022-05-21 1:47:31 PM  

cryinoutloud: Uchiha_Cycliste: Aerodynamic still important.
However, I don't really understand how they went about getting their results. If athletes think it makes them faster, it often does.

Sure, for you.  You're a farking biker.  But the usual person riding down the side of the road for an afternoon doesn't need to worry about their aerodynamics.  It's like putting a spoiler on your Honda.


No matter the distance or speed, A typical cyclist (ahem, non ebike) is the engine. Anything above 10mph or so, or in a headwind, any drag is noticable and any reduction of it is preferred. And yes, there other factors that snug clothing helps. But explaining this to farkers that just want to get their cyclist hate on is pretty pointless. This whole place is.
 
2022-05-21 1:47:58 PM  
Not so.

Wearing summer baggy, cargo shorts can make getting off a bike very dangerous, if you have to raise your leg over the seat.   The shorts can restrict how leg movement by simple getting in the way.    There's no reason to discover this while getting your leg in a cast, or picking heavy bike spikey things out of your head, arms, or body.

You don't need the compression things, but you really don't need beach baggy things either.
 
2022-05-21 2:00:31 PM  
When I was riding regularly I wore bike shorts to prevent chafing.  The padding in the seat was helpful too.
 
2022-05-21 2:03:38 PM  
Yoga...yoga... YOGA!

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2022-05-21 2:21:59 PM  
I've been told it also prevents monkey butt.  I have not asked what monkey butt is like.
 
2022-05-21 2:28:52 PM  

Private_Citizen: No they don't improve athletic performance or recovery - it's fashion. The people wearing them want to show off, that's it.


If you're gonna run any kind of distance, compression socks beat the ever living hell out of normal socks and the prevent blisters.
 
2022-05-21 2:31:01 PM  
If your thighs are like good friends and always stick together, compression shorts are so wonderful! They put fabric between your legs and let them easily slide past each other with every step. I can walk more than five minutes without getting terrible chafing and rash. I wear compression shorts as underwear every day now.
 
2022-05-21 2:34:05 PM  
I am pretty slow on my bike, but elastic bike shorts make me pedal faster. When a woman rides past me wearing tight pants, I speed up to keep the view longer.
 
2022-05-21 2:35:38 PM  
For those commuting or racing on bikes, reducing wind drag makes alot of sense. For others who claim to bike for exercise, cardio, etc., I always wonder why they don't wear loose, baggy clothes to maximize their workout time?
 
2022-05-21 2:56:39 PM  
I hate cyclists as much as the next Farker but this is nonsense. The article is about a specific claim involving recovery.

we found no effect of compression garments on strength recovery...

Cyclists, and other athletes, still have about a million reasons to wear what they wear. Tight clothes make sense because loose clothes can get caught in the moving parts of the bicycle and have some negligible increases to wind resistance.

Any outdoor sport that continues in the rain is going to have some consideration for getting wet, and any endurance sport is going to have consideration for heat.

There are millions of dollars on the line, so you can bet uniforms are optimized for some key metrics.

Fans and amateurs want to emulate the professional athletes (that's why I cheat on my taxes, live strong!) So you get over enthusiastic nobodies with tight gear for their ride to work.

It just doesn't improve muscle recovery.
 
2022-05-21 3:06:26 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: I hate cyclists as much as the next Farker but this is nonsense. The article is about a specific claim involving recovery.

we found no effect of compression garments on strength recovery...

Cyclists, and other athletes, still have about a million reasons to wear what they wear. Tight clothes make sense because loose clothes can get caught in the moving parts of the bicycle and have some negligible increases to wind resistance.

Any outdoor sport that continues in the rain is going to have some consideration for getting wet, and any endurance sport is going to have consideration for heat.

There are millions of dollars on the line, so you can bet uniforms are optimized for some key metrics.

Fans and amateurs want to emulate the professional athletes (that's why I cheat on my taxes, live strong!) So you get over enthusiastic nobodies with tight gear for their ride to work.

It just doesn't improve muscle recovery.


Lol, you're right. Cyclists are easily-swindled rubes. YOU SUCK, CYCLISTS!!
 
2022-05-21 3:18:46 PM  

BitwiseShift: Wearing summer baggy, cargo shorts can make getting off a bike very dangerous, if you have to raise your leg over the seat.   The shorts can restrict how leg movement by simple getting in the way.    There's no reason to discover this while getting your leg in a cast, or picking heavy bike spikey things out of your head, arms, or body.


Yet somehow entire countries exist where people bike year round in the clothing they plan to wear at their destination without helmets, and without breaking their necks when getting on or off a bike.
 
2022-05-21 4:00:49 PM  
My next door neighbour commutes by bike. 5.3km each way. Wears the full, slick get up. He's just that kind of guy.

Sometimes I also commute by bike. Slightly less distance at 5.0km. Which I'm happy to do in my work clothes, after half a dozen lunch beers, with my laptop over my shoulder. I think my ride is more fun anyway.
 
2022-05-21 4:12:46 PM  
dammit fark.

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2022-05-21 4:47:29 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Keeps your flab from flapping and slowing you down.


Great, now I've got that picture in my head
 
2022-05-21 4:53:29 PM  

Therion: dammit fark.

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Now do a tight shirt.
 
2022-05-21 4:55:03 PM  

cryinoutloud: Uchiha_Cycliste: Aerodynamic still important.
However, I don't really understand how they went about getting their results. If athletes think it makes them faster, it often does.

Sure, for you.  You're a farking biker.  But the usual person riding down the side of the road for an afternoon doesn't need to worry about their aerodynamics.  It's like putting a spoiler on your Honda.


But, what if it's my racing Honda?
 
2022-05-21 4:59:34 PM  
MAMIL - middle aged men in lycra
 
2022-05-21 5:04:41 PM  

cryinoutloud: It's like putting a spoiler on your Honda.


De-tuning your exhaust, adding a spoiler, and lowering your suspension.  Add a high-dB sound system and an underbody lighting kit and you're screaming to the world that you have a small penis, living with your parents, and think spending all your cash on your car is impressive.

Those cars are super annoying (for the noise mostly, but the drivers also tend to drive aggressively to the point of being a safety hazard) to the point I can't have any sympathy for how pathetic the owners are.
 
2022-05-21 5:13:27 PM  

DerAppie: BitwiseShift: Wearing summer baggy, cargo shorts can make getting off a bike very dangerous, if you have to raise your leg over the seat.   The shorts can restrict how leg movement by simple getting in the way.    There's no reason to discover this while getting your leg in a cast, or picking heavy bike spikey things out of your head, arms, or body.

Yet somehow entire countries exist where people bike year round in the clothing they plan to wear at their destination without helmets, and without breaking their necks when getting on or off a bike.


You forgot about the stupid farking shoes
 
2022-05-21 5:29:25 PM  

chitownmike: DerAppie: BitwiseShift: Wearing summer baggy, cargo shorts can make getting off a bike very dangerous, if you have to raise your leg over the seat.   The shorts can restrict how leg movement by simple getting in the way.    There's no reason to discover this while getting your leg in a cast, or picking heavy bike spikey things out of your head, arms, or body.

Yet somehow entire countries exist where people bike year round in the clothing they plan to wear at their destination without helmets, and without breaking their necks when getting on or off a bike.

You forgot about the stupid farking shoes


I must have. Which stupid shoes are you talking about?
 
2022-05-21 5:41:11 PM  

DerAppie: chitownmike: DerAppie: BitwiseShift: Wearing summer baggy, cargo shorts can make getting off a bike very dangerous, if you have to raise your leg over the seat.   The shorts can restrict how leg movement by simple getting in the way.    There's no reason to discover this while getting your leg in a cast, or picking heavy bike spikey things out of your head, arms, or body.

Yet somehow entire countries exist where people bike year round in the clothing they plan to wear at their destination without helmets, and without breaking their necks when getting on or off a bike.

You forgot about the stupid farking shoes

I must have. Which stupid shoes are you talking about?



They may be fine for driving a small car with 18 passengers, but dismounting a bike can be treacherous.


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2022-05-21 6:13:35 PM  

grokca: OptionC: Skin tight cycling clothes are about reducing drag and they very obviously work in that regard.

If you are a guy dressed in women's skin tight clothing that increases drag.


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2022-05-21 6:14:54 PM  
Ohio Players - Skin Tight
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2022-05-21 6:33:27 PM  
Do guys still wear their gym shorts over their track pants?  Is that still a thing?
 
2022-05-21 6:43:52 PM  
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