If you grew up with a mom who wore jeans a size or two too small in order to keep her girlish figure well into post pregnancy middle age, then you might've decided that her method was too similar to medieval torture methods. Riding your bike to stay fit is a far better solution. The 2XU Recovery Women's Compression Tights offer you a high tech riff on your mom's old fashioned methods of keeping compressed. But now you'll love 'em and wonder how you ever recovered all these years after exercising. The folks at 2XU have applied their knowledge of compression fabrics to develop specific fabrics meant for use during intensive loafing rather than intense exercise. While compression fabrics used during exercise require a bit more stretch and moisture management, items like the Recovery Compression Tights will use the 2XU PWX weight fabric which has a more rigid knit construction. You shouldn't be using these on the bike. Rather, slip them on after you've showered and are ready for an afternoon of serious relaxation after a hard ride. The fabric has a firm hold around the leg muscles and is intended to optimize circulation and increase oxygen delivery. Better blood circulation means that blood lactates are more rapidly removed from the body, accelerating the muscle's repair time. They've been designed to have a graduated compression. This allows them to be comfortable, even though they help the pumping action of the cardiovascular system. Reducing muscle swelling and soreness will mean that you'll feel like heading out day after day to hammer those pedals. And using the tights instead of just socks or other localized compression garments will mean that your quads and glutes will get the benefit of the technology along with your calves. The 2XU Recovery Women's Compression Tights are available in Black and in eight various sizes from XX Small to X Large, so you can be certain that you'll find the right fit for your body type. PWX WEIGHT mechanical stretch fabric won't li...