They might look like any other pair of running leggings but ladies, listen up, this pair of sports apparel do more than just look good on. When I shop for sportwear, its always important to me that I spend that little extra on a decent bra and pair of trainers. These are 2 parts of the body that we all know needs support and I personally am prepared to pay that little extra in the hope that said chosen items will provide support. Since having Martha, one area of my body that hasn’t felt all that supported has been my tummy. In fact its been quite sore after running more than 5k. My knees and feet have also been painful. Although I’m strengthening on a daily basis and have been very sensible with my return to running the reality is that things are still not 100% yet.
Luckily I stumbled upon a tweet that mentioned EVB sportswear.This sportwear is designed to support all the core muscles including the pelvic floor, tummy and low back. Probably a gimmick I thought but what harm would it do to contact Yvonne Brady, CEO and founder of the company and ask her more about her product. Well Yvonne not only told me about her product she also very kindly sent me a pair of new sports leggings to try out myself (a definite perk of the job!)
So I did just that. For the past month, on every run I have worn my EVB leggings and let me tell you a thing or two. Wow! I think they are FAB. First of all they look great. They are tight, very tight which I like. I feel supported around my low back, tummy, my pelvic floor and pelvic area. Although tight they don’t hinder my running stride. Here’s the interesting bit, my tummy is definitely less sore. My knee pain has stopped and my foot pain has significantly improved.Of course I can’t be sure that I owe this all to the leggings but I would say without doubt that it is more than coincidence that my symptoms have improved since wearing them.
I will most definitely be recommending the leggings and shorts to all relevant patients that I see. Remember ladies, if you love running, it is high impact which can lead to pelvic dysfunction particularly , if you are pregnant, post baby, hypermobile, menopausal or overweight. Even if you are any of the above but symptom free take it from me prevention is better than cure. So whilst you consider that next pair of £120 trainers to wear because ‘they will improve your running style’ think about spending a little more on your running leggings. Not only will your core muscles thank you but you will look hot too.
Many thanks to EVBsports for allowing me the opportunity to try out the leggings and providing our Women’s wellness evening with leaflets and neck scarves for all participants in their goody bags. For more information on EVB sportswear go to http://www.evbsport.com