If “leggings” are a term you associate with girls wearing yoga pants, then think again and keep reading, because you’re seriously missing out.
Fan or not, the body-hugging fit of performance tights has tons of perks when it comes to dominating your workouts. To name a few: you can wear them for pretty much any fitness activity, the direct skin-to-tight contact means no excess fabric getting in the way, and the compact fit keeps everything comfortably, well, in place. And hey, you can always throw a pair of shorts over them if you’re not down to sport the skin-tight look in public.
What’s more, certain pairs can actually help regulate your body temp, keeping you warm or cool depending on the advanced technology infused in the tight. Others offer compression tech, which helps amp up blood flow to your muscles, keeping them from fatiguing as quickly, and ultimately speeding up your post-workout recovery time.
Here, we compiled the top performing pairs in the activewear industry, making sure there’s an option for every budget and every activity—from running to HIIT to yoga, lifting, and more.
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