Thursday, November 15, 2012

Aspaeris Pivot Shorts

Aesperis Pivot Shorts
"Aspaeris™ was created because women's sports are evolving at a lightening place. In just a few generations after TitleIX, the moms who once played competitive sports like lacrosse in the 70's now watch their daughters play a much different game. Young women athletes push their bodies to their limit. They jump, turn and pivot with ever-increasing determination and drive. An unfortunate result is that these athletes suffer a wide range of injuries. 
Our first product, Aspaeris Pivot Shorts™, was developed because currently in the U.S. alone, over 200,000 female athletes injure their ACL each year. That's a lot of hurt, physical therapy and lost seasons. Aspaeris Pivot Shorts™ have been specifically engineered to help developing women athletes. The patent pending technology uses Dual Sensory Compression™ in key compression zones that guide knees into the proper position, acting as a guide that creates muscle memory. This, coupled with a second layer of overall compression leads to proper joint, 'loading,' to help you avoid injury and improve performance as your legs move more efficiently."
After two medial menisci tears leading to two knee surgeries, any product that can help prevent further injury is always of interest to me.  I have to say, when I first pulled the Pivot Shorts out of the bag, my first two thoughts were - super soft and super tiny.  I didn't think they would fit...

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Little A trying on my Pivot Shorts
Surprisingly, by following the instructions of donning like tights, I put them on successfully and they fit!  I wore them for tempo and track workouts and for recovery after my last (extremely hilly) half.  The double compression layers provide a snug, supportive fit through the thighs, hips and glutes which feels great when running and for recovery.  The Dual Sensory Compression Bands help guide muscles into proper alignment which is important in achieving an efficient form (without having to think about it too much) and in injury prevention.  The compression also helps increase circulation to speed up recovery after a hard run or race.

Whether you're a beginner runner or marathoner, the Pivot shorts can help your running performance, promote recovery and prevent injury to keep you running longer and stronger.

In addition if you wear the Pivot Shorts and PR in a half or full marathon, Aspaeris will donate $1/minute you take off your time to the charity of your choice.  How cool is that?!

More info on the Aspaeris website (use promo code ADVOCATE25 to receive $25 off), Facebook, Pinterest, and on Twitter.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes, courtesy of Aesperis. I was not compensated in any other way for the review, was not obligated to give it a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this review was taken from the company website.

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  1. Very cool that the shorts actually work!

  2. How did I not know about the PR/charity thing? I need to go get the lead out already!


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