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Kara

10.19.2011

Review & Giveaway: Aspaeris Compression Shorts

I had the opportunity to review a pair of Aspaeris compression shorts. I have been waiting for a good pair of compression shorts to come out for a while, thinking how tired my legs can become while running, especially during long runs. I have only used compression socks before and I had not seen any that shorts jumped out at me until I saw Abby's review of these shorts. As soon as I saw they were designed for women and read about the pivoting concept, I knew that I wanted to try them out.




Aspaeris designs apparel specifically for females, most especially the developing female as hips develop and muscle mass decreases.  The shorts were developed inspired by the number of ACL injuries in the US suffered by women every year.  From the website:

Aspaeris Pivot Shorts™ are actually two pairs of shorts bonded together. The Outer Short is a high performance compression short designed to support your muscles. The Inner Short features our breakthrough, Dual Sensory Compression Bands™. These cross-knit bands guide your muscles into the proper position, thereby improving your pivot performance, which helps prevent ACL and hip injuries.  Aspaeris is meant to keep your body aligned properly and improve performance.  Research has shown that athletes wearing Aspaeris shorts showed reduced Valgus Collapse, better balance, faster sprint times and reduced variability between dominant and non dominant legs.  




As you may know, I am currently suffering from an upper hamstring injury and could not wait to try these out for my long runs. They came in the mail hours after I finished my 20-miler a couple of weekends ago and I put them on and wore them around for a couple of hours while we were packing.  I felt like they were helpful in recovery and was barely sore the next day.  I wore them for 2 short runs the next week and felt great on my runs! My legs felt lighter and really like they were being engaged. You know how they tell you to picture the muscles working as you lift a weight to engage them? I was doing that for my run and felt like I could feel my muscles working to run.  Next I wore them for my long run this past weekend and I just felt like they were holding everything together for me.  My knees nor hamstring were not bothering me, I was focusing on my form and I believe they helped me to go a little faster than the long run the week before.  I really love these shorts and would recommend them to you. 

At first, I didn't feel comfortable wearing them alone - but here they are under my running skirt! I actually think they are quite flattering if you wear them alone so go right ahead! The odor shield also works nicely!

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Check out Aspaeris on Facebook and Twitter.

I was provided with a complimentary pair of shorts to review.  The opinions expressed are solely my own.


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77 comments:

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  2. I just learned that Aspaeris were created for women! Cool!

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  3. I learned that they are AMAZING! I need more than 1 pair!

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  4. Wow! I can't believe that over 200,000 US FEMALE athletes injure their ACL each year!!!

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  5. I "like" Aspaeris on FB!

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  6. I shared this giveaway!!!

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  7. I like Aspaeris on FB.

    shelly cable in real life

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  8. If I were on Twitter, I would follow Aspaeris!

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  9. I am glad aspaeris led me to your blog, I'm a mom runner too! and I didn't realize they were two shorts blended together. I've never seen the detail shown in your review pics on other blogs before. COOL.

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  10. I like them on facebook and twitter already b/c they're awesome!

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  11. Dude! These shorts look like they rock and I keep hearing these amazing things about them.

    And I am so glad that I discovered your blog. I'm already a big fan.

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  12. I like them on Facebook and they are amazing!

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  13. i learned that they actually help you keep correct form. wow! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  14. i like 'em on fb [username karen r m] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  15. I didnt know they could help with proper form.. I thought it was just for support.

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  16. I liked them on Facebook too!

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  17. cool shorts! i learned that i am probably between a small and medium - that always happens to me! ;)

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  18. 200,000 ACL injuries...new to me!

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  19. Posted on my sidebar on my blog!

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  20. I learned that these are made specifically for women - how cool!

    Jessica

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  21. I like Aspaeris on facebook

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  22. I have a blog that I don't really use so instead I am posting this on facebook and google+.

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  23. Dude! Totally learned that my "gimpy gait" is actually "valgus collapse".

    "Valgus collapse" sounds so much sexier.

    I followed Aspaeris on Twitter & RT'd their tweet about your giveaway.

    I'll let you know when I throw up a post on the blog.

    I liked them on FB as well.

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  24. I honestly didn't know there was a product on the market like this ... I never thought of shorts holding muscles in place. Getting ready to marathon in a few weeks, so I'd love to try them!

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  25. And I follow on Twitter now!

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  26. Who knew that a pair of shorts could keep your boy in alignment

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  27. I learned that they prevent injury - which is what I fear most!

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  28. I already liked Aspaeris on fb

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  29. I already followed them on twitter!

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  30. Posted contest on my blog!

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  31. I learned that the cross knit bands help to guide your mucles into the proper position

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  32. I already liked them on facebook

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  33. I already follow on twitter

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  34. I learned they can prevent ACL injury! How cool! I had ACL reconstruction back in high school and like to keep it protected.

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  35. I learned that they are actually two pairs of shorts bonded together.

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  36. I learned that the cross-knit bands help guide your muscles into the proper position, improving your pivot performance, which helps prevent ACL and hip injuries. That's awesome!

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  37. I like Aspaeris on Facebook!

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  38. Two shorts in one, that's interesting. I'd be curous to see how the compression bands work on holding the muscles like they say.
    I'm surprised they don't have more "girly colors" since they are for women.

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  39. I learned that these shorts are like two shorts woven into one. Plus the Dual compression system it uses.

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  40. Already follow them on twitter!

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  42. Already like them on fb too!

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  43. I think it's really neat they are trying to prevent ACL injury in WOMEN

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  44. I learned that they are actually two shorts woven into one.

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  45. I posted this giveaway on my blog sidebar!

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  46. I never knew compression would help with knee problems...

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  47. I found out that these are made only for women!

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  48. I like Aspaeris on Facebook.

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  49. I follow them on Twitter.

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  50. I learned more about how these shorts are supposed to help prevent knee injuries.

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  51. I went to the website and learned that they were created for female athletes, which I think is AWESOME!

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  52. I also follow them on facebook!

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  53. And I follow them on twitter as well!

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  54. I learned they are really 2 shorts in one!

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  55. I like them on Facebook.

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  56. I follow them on twitter.

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  57. I learned that the pivot short was the first product they created. Since they're still making it... that must mean they're awesome.

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  58. I liked Aspaeris on fb!

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  59. Okay, I posted on the ol' neglected blog about them. Sheesh, 71 entries already!

    runjoy.blogspot.com

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  60. I posted a link on the sidebar of my blog: www.therunningcook.blogspot.com

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  61. Asperis shorts were specifically designed for women!

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  62. I learned that over 200,000 female athletes a year injure their ACL. interesting.

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