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Author Topic: Newbie here! Best compression shorts/pants for big mom belly?
woodika

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Post Newbie here! Best compression shorts/pants for big mom belly?
on: September 9, 2015, 14:52
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Hi,

I have been slowly getting back into running for the last couple months after a ten year hiatus. Since having babies, I find running in normal running shorts very uncomfortable- lots of riding up in between my legs followed by sweaty chaffing and constantly trying to pull my shorts back down where they belong. I think what I need is compression shorts/pants, correct?

Can anyone recommend some shorts/pants that aren't crazy expensive that won't give me a crazy uncomfortable and unflattering muffin top? I accept that there will be muffin top...just want to keep it to a minimum! I have relatively small hips and legs and carry most of my weight around my waist.

Thanks!

JCtrail

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Post Re: Newbie here! Best compression shorts/pants for big mom belly?
on: October 28, 2015, 09:23
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Hi woodika! Are you still checking in? This forum isn't busy anymore as FB is preferred now. But the 'masters' forum is active, about 5 of us are hanging on to our group. You're more than welcome to join! We aren't as 'old' as the title indicates, LOL!! In response to your question, compression shorts/capri seems to be the apparel of choice for women runners. They are "crazy expensive" I agree but I've found a few running gear at Marshalls, Kohls, TJMaxx in the sales rack. Lucky maybe but there are times when the stores go nuts and have 'active wear' on discount! When you find some you like, go online and you can find similar ones at great prices too. I do that with my running shoes! Lastly but most importantly, welcome back to running!! Life happens. Most, if not all of us, have taken hiatus now and then. Women tend to deal with more conflicting choices in balancing work and life. So happy that you are resuming this sport. Good luck!

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