Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Compression clothing?



Recommended Posts

So I finished C25K! I then...injured myself and was doing walking only for a bit so I could still lose weight. Now I've started C210K (not continuing since i took a month off) and it is painful to run. The belly jiggle was just embarrassing before but now legitimately hurts. Same with doing non running cardio (jumping jacks, burpees, etc.) Has anyone had this problem and tried compression clothing? Does it help?

Sent from my SM-G930T using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Real California April said:

So I finished C25K! I then...injured myself and was doing walking only for a bit so I could still lose weight. Now I've started C210K (not continuing since i took a month off) and it is painful to run. The belly jiggle was just embarrassing before but now legitimately hurts. Same with doing non running cardio (jumping jacks, burpees, etc.) Has anyone had this problem and tried compression clothing? Does it help?

Sent from my SM-G930T using BariatricPal mobile app

I've always worn compression clothing even prior to WLS. Just make sure it holds you and doesn't constrict you because you are still healing (I'm assuming).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
49 minutes ago, Real California April said:

So I finished C25K! I then...injured myself and was doing walking only for a bit so I could still lose weight. Now I've started C210K (not continuing since i took a month off) and it is painful to run. The belly jiggle was just embarrassing before but now legitimately hurts. Same with doing non running cardio (jumping jacks, burpees, etc.) Has anyone had this problem and tried compression clothing? Does it help?

Sent from my SM-G930T using BariatricPal mobile app

Compression clothing is SOOOOOOO helpful! You don't need to spend tons of money on them either. Yes UnderArmour is good, but overly expensive, ESP if you are still dropping weight. I've got a $55 compression shirt that's useless now because it's too big.

Amazon has stuff cheap, you can get things from overseas as well, but word of caution on that, plan ahead and get a smaller than you currently need size. I made that mistake as well and ordered what I needed, but since it took a month to arrive, it was not as supportive as it could have been.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wear compression capri leggings to keep my stomach from jiggling. Lane Bryant sells them. I am sure other stores also sell that kind of pant. It makes a HUGE difference when I am working out and then I just have to concentrate on not passing gas instead of my belly jiggle!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I wear compression capri leggings to keep my stomach from jiggling. Lane Bryant sells them. I am sure other stores also sell that kind of pant. It makes a HUGE difference when I am working out and then I just have to concentrate on not passing gas instead of my belly jiggle!
I had jeggings but I guess I lost enough weight to make them just pants lol. Then again loose skin wasn't an issue when I bought them

Sent from my SM-G930T using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Compression clothing is SOOOOOOO helpful! You don't need to spend tons of money on them either. Yes UnderArmour is good, but overly expensive, ESP if you are still dropping weight. I've got a $55 compression shirt that's useless now because it's too big.

Amazon has stuff cheap, you can get things from overseas as well, but word of caution on that, plan ahead and get a smaller than you currently need size. I made that mistake as well and ordered what I needed, but since it took a month to arrive, it was not as supportive as it could have been.
How do they work? I mean be a shirt and compress the belly?

Sent from my SM-G930T using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
How do they work? I mean be a shirt and compress the belly?

Sent from my SM-G930T using BariatricPal mobile app

Pretty much like a tighter shirt or leggings made of spandex. It just holds everything in just right. Think of workout clothes just a little tighter and lighter in material.

I buy ladies camisoles always 1 size smaller to help suck things in. LOL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Real California April said:

How do they work? I mean be a shirt and compress the belly?

Sent from my SM-G930T using BariatricPal mobile app

Compression clothing is made from materials with a strong elastic response. You want to buy them in a size smaller than you would typically wear and it pulls everything in tight against your body.

This kid is great, he went from 370 to sub 200 without surgery, he talks about excess skin and compression gear in this video

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Compression clothing is made from materials with a strong elastic response. You want to buy them in a size smaller than you would typically wear and it pulls everything in tight against your body.
This kid is great, he went from 370 to sub 200 without surgery, he talks about excess skin and compression gear in this video
[/url]
This exactly the video I thought about when I saw this question! I love obesetobeast. Really inspiring story.

Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm happy to find this about compression clothing. I have thought about getting something to help feel more comfortable walking and jogging. I just don't know whether to get pants or a shirt. It's my lower fat of my belly that smacks when I jog and that embarrasses me and is very uncomfortable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm happy to find this about compression clothing. I have thought about getting something to help feel more comfortable walking and jogging. I just don't know whether to get pants or a shirt. It's my lower fat of my belly that smacks when I jog and that embarrasses me and is very uncomfortable.
I need a compression shirt that will go over my stomach and not roll up. Have not found a good brand yet.

Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey, I just purchased my first compression shirt from Amazon (link below) I've been wearing capri length compression leggings for a while. I found that after hard workouts, my arms were always more sore than my legs. Someone suggested compression for the muscle soreness. It works for me!

I'm also self conscious about my arms so long sleeves are nice. Pic below of the shirt on Amazon, $13. Pic of me wearing it for reference. Shirt size XL. I'm 5'5", 235lbs. I do wear a looser shirt over the top. Sizing is great. It's pretty tight across my chest & tummy but the sleeves fit perfectly. If I went up a size the sleeves wouldn't be supportive at all.

I'd buy it again and I have a couple others on my wish list to try as well.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B076JBN9VH?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title

81UeudxCKwL._AC_UY700_.jpg

20190106_105958.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I"m going to look into that shirt. I need one to feel comfortable jogging and walking. Does it help with bottom belly fat? It looks comfy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎1‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 6:15 AM, jmabry said:

I need a compression shirt that will go over my stomach and not roll up. Have not found a good brand yet.

Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app

My biggest fear is putting money into something that just doesn't work. I've wasted so much money on stuff trying to get myself going in the right direction with no luck. And goodness the money on Vitamins that are horrible that are just sitting on a shelf in my kitchen or I've given to my Aunt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, johnsons13 said:

I think I"m going to look into that shirt. I need one to feel comfortable jogging and walking. Does it help with bottom belly fat? It looks comfy

Yes, it really helps with the bottom belly support. I do wear compression leggings under my sweatpants. But then I pull this shirt down over the top of my pants and it keeps everything pulled together. I like it more than I thought I would. Downside is that it's going to be too loose to be effective compression in about 15 lbs from now. Up side is that it's only $13 and I'll still be able to wear it as a gym shirt or as long underwear in the winter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Surgeons

    1. Masoud Rezvani

      Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

    2. Lisa Medvetz

      Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
      800-282-0066

  • Recent Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • GreenTealael

      Mood

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Anniejs

      Today I had my first post surgery update. I haven't eaten anything other than the occasional popsicle and my daily protein shakes in 2 weeks. I have lost 30lbs in those 2 weeks. The doctor is happy. I am starting to see changes I have no more swelling in my legs after sitting at my work desk all day. I don't get to eat an egg till next week. I have my total carb and protein counts so when I can start eating I know how much I can have. My surgeon / doctor has been great thru this whole process. He listens and gives good information about what to expect and what I should be doing. He has an amazing team here in Boise. I am glad I went with him to do this life changing process.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Jenwill630

      Woohooooooo!
      1 week from today and I get to be a loser!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • ms.sleeve

      Looking on the bright side: both a loss of 1lb/week and a loss of 4lbs/week are LOSSES.  So long as the trendline is going down, I'm happy.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • boringtessa

      Thought I'd give an update.  I'm over half way to my goal, which is awesome, and I've lost over 12 inches in my waist!  The weight isn't coming off as quickly as I had hoped, but I am also not exercising and still not getting even close to the amount of water I should be drinking, so slow weight loss is not all that surprising.  Sometimes I'm just "over it" and try to eat huge portions like I used to, but, thankfully, I feel the restriction of my smaller stomach and can't go crazy.  In general, I'm quite good, just trying to live my life.
      I now have a motivation to start exercising, though... I booked a plane ticket to Germany for the end of September, so this is a good chance to get strong, get hydrated, and reach my weight goal.
      · 1 reply
      1. Jenwill630

        WTG that is awesome!

  • Trending Topics

  • Magazine Articles

    1. How to Tell Your Loved Ones about Weight Loss Surgery

      Posted in: Pre-Op Support
      Alex Brecher
    2. New Year’s Resolutions

      Posted in: Support
      Alex Brecher
    3. Go With Your Gut!

      Posted in: Mental Health
      Louisa Latela, LCSW, LCADC
    4. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Really!

      Posted in: Post-Op Support
      Alex Brecher
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×