Zensah leg sleeves & giveaway!

A little while ago I was given the opportunity to try out some Zensah compression leg sleeves. From my previous review of CEP compression socks (review HERE), you know I'm a big believer in compression for athletics. I was on a quest to find out what made Zensah different.

What I learned about was the fabric that Zensah uses. 
  •  Zensah fabric contains silver and helps to regulate body temp and fight bacteria. Sounds good! Especially since bacteria loves to grow in sweaty warm environments. 
  • All of their products are seamless, which helps to eliminate rubbing & chafing. 
  • They use graduate compression & pinpoint compression to target areas that need the most support. That means, in the leg sleeves they target the calves and shin for support.
How hot are these pink ones?!
I used the black L/XL I received to review for recovery after my awful 12 miler for 3 days with my messed up shin. I was in serious discomfort, and I truly believe that these helped to reduce the painful spasm, decrease the swelling, and reduce the pain I was having. As you all know, I didn't run at all last week in between and was nervous to run again, fearing my calf or shin would tighten up, and my knee pain would return. I decided to wear my Zensah sleeves on sundays 10 miler. What you may remember is that I had absolutely no pain during or after that run. Only a little calf tightness, which worked its way out. Then I found this on their website.....

"For example, the Zensah Calf/Shin Leg Sleeve provides Dual Action Support to both the calf and shin, the two hotspots for pain in the lower leg. The Chevron Ribbing on the sleeve is the exact same taping schematic that athletic trainers use to help prevent shin splints, making the Calf/Shin Sleeve ideal for post-exercise recovery to prevent the onset of painful injuries such as shin splints. The big idea is the uniqueness of our seamless approach makes Zensah products one level above all other compression products in the market." I had previously had my coworker tape my leg, now the zensah sleeves were mimicking that same feeling. 

Rocking my Zensah for sunday's long run
What did I think? The fabric was incredibly soft, and they were easy to get on (much easier than my CEP socks). My only critique is that they don't feel as tight as my CEP socks, I wonder if I should have ordered the next size down, or if they are supposed to fit a little looser. I like the pin point compression technology, clearly that has helped with my recovery. I think they are a nice option opposed to a sock since you can wear them with a sandal for post race recovery. Although, with my history of foot trouble, I like the support a sock gives me for during a race. These sleeves have become my official recovery wear!

Want to know more about the science of compression? Check out this link on Zensah's website HERE to learn about the increased oxygenated blood flow to muscles, reduction of muscle fiber swelling, and more. They also have a whole sports medicine line HERE to speed recovery. I am seriously considering the knee sleeve & the 3/4 length capris.

Want to try a pair of leg sleeves for yourself & see the difference they can make?
You can even choose from one of the 12 colors they offer!

How to win
please leave a separate comment for each entry
1. mandatory - be or become a follower of my blog
2. Visit Zensah HERE and tell me what product you love
3. Be friends with Zensah on facebook HERE (let them know I sent you!)
4. Like Running to Health on facebook HERE
5. Add me to your blogroll
6. Post this to your blog, facebook, or twitter (1 for each)

You have until 1/11 to enter, good luck!




191 comments:

Carly said...

Follower.

Carly said...

Linking on my sidebar.

Carly said...

I like their compression capri tights. They'd be great in the spring!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Follower

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Tweeted @kovasp

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I'd like to try the sleeves in some crazy color

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Like them on FB

Kovas Palubinskas said...

On my blogroll

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Already like you on FB

amber said...

i'm a follower!!

amber said...

i would love a pair of the compression leg sleeves! pink please :)

amber said...

you are on my blog roll!

giraffy said...

I am a follower!

giraffy said...

I would get the pink leg sleeves!

giraffy said...

I am a Zensah follower on FB

giraffy said...

I like Running to Health on FB

giraffy said...

You're in my blogroll!

giraffy said...

Posted to my sidebar!

Allison said...

Follower!

Allison said...

LOVE The HOT pink compression socks for women!

Allison said...

requested them as a friend!

Allison said...

I like you on FB!

Allison said...

Posting on my blog now!

Allison said...

You are on my blog roll page!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am a follower!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I would love the compression tights, compression capris, or thigh sleeves!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Zensah and I are BFFs on Facebook!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I like this blog on Facebook!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are in my blogroll!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are linked on my sidebar!

Jason said...

follower

Jason said...

the men's capri pants

Jason said...

on the blogroll

Amber said...

I am already a follower

Amber said...

socks! totally in love with socks!

Lisa said...

i'm already a follower :-)

Lisa said...

i love all the colors!

Lisa J said...

different Lisa- follower

Lisa J said...

although all items are neat- like the idea of the compression sleeves for recovery :)

Lisa J said...

friend requested on facebook

Lisa J said...

already like running to health on facebook

Lisa J said...

giveaway posted to my blog

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I'm a follower

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I want some purple leg sleeves!

Shawn Becker said...

I am already a follower!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

already friends with Zensah on facebook.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

already like running to health on facebook too!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

adding you to my blogroll

Shawn Becker said...

BTW, already line Running to health on FB.

Shawn Becker said...

I loved the pink compression sleeves..but not so much on the guy!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

linking on my blog

Shawn Becker said...

Guess I had better post on my blog..leaving now!

Teamarcia said...

Follower!

Teamarcia said...

I would love some purple calf sleeves....or green!

Teamarcia said...

I like Zensah on FB

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog

Teamarcia said...

and I tweeted

Shawn Becker said...

I already have you on my blog roll!

Shawn Becker said...

I also posted this giveaway, so I hope you get some new followers!

Shawn Becker said...

I tweeted...sounds so funny!

Carly D. @ CarlyBananas said...

I followed your blog :)

Carly D. @ CarlyBananas said...

I love Zensah shin sleeves, but would love to try the arm sleeves too!

Dee said...

I'm a follower

Dee said...

I tweeted this giveaway (deefsu)

Dee said...

I'm friends w/ Zensah

Dee said...

I love the pink and yellow leg sleeves

kia said...

Follower

kia said...

I am digging on the orange compression sleeves for arms and legs

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I'm a follower.

Wells L said...

Yeah! I love compression!!!!

I'm a follower . . . and HUGE fan!!!

Wells L said...

I would like to have the compression shorts (they come in sand color - dude, wouldn't they be more fun in a bright color?).

After reading your review, I would be very interested in trying the leg sleeves - seamless?? Hmm, I wear the "other brand" and they have a huge seam straight up the calf. Seamless sounds way better.

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Wells L said...

You're already on my blog roll.

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Wells L said...

I've posted this give away on my blog's side bar under "win this".

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Courtney said...

I'm a follower

Courtney said...

I've been wanting the leg sleeves in purple for FOREVER

Courtney said...

I asked Zensah to be my friend on facebook

Courtney said...

I "like" running to health on facebook

Courtney said...

You're on my blogroll :)

Courtney said...

I posted a link to this giveaway on my blog's sidebar

Courtney said...

I posted a link to this giveaway on facebook

Courtney said...

I tweeted about this giveaway

Sara said...

I'm a follower - thank you for the giveaway!!

Sara said...

I love the hot pink or black Zensah leg compression sleeves. I hope to own a pair someday!! ;)

Sara said...

Friended Zensah on FB and let them know you sent me.

Sara said...

I like you on FB already!

Sara said...

You're on my blogroll!

Sara said...

Posted on my FB!

Sara said...

Posted on my bog sidebar too!

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I like the leg sleeves. Love all the color choices.

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

Friends with Zensah on Facebook.

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I like Running to Health on Facebook.

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog.

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I added you to my blogroll.

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I'm a follower!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I very much want a pair of their leg sleeves! :D

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I sent Zensah a friend request

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I like you on FB!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

You are on my blogroll!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I linked this on my blog

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I tweeted! tracyrunning

Cynthia said...

I follow your blog :)

Cynthia said...

I think the thigh sleeves would be interesting to try, as my quads were the sorest after the marathon. But the leg sleeves would be great to try as well! Especially in blue!

Jaime said...

I follow your blog!

Jaime said...

I follow you on FB

Jaime said...

friends with them on FB

Jaime said...

I'd love some of the calf sleeves - I've been researching and have heard great things about them!

Kandyce said...

I'm a follower on your blog

Kandyce said...

I love their compression socks due to my random shin splints during training, also their knee sleeves with my inflamed joint

Kandyce said...

I follow you on FB

Kandyce said...

I posted this on my twitter

Kel said...

already a follower

Kel said...

like running to health on FB

Kel said...

friends with zen on fb

Kel said...

blog roll (under who i stalk)

Kel said...

posted to twitter

Kel said...

posted to my blog.

Kel said...

posted to my fb

Kel said...

i like the zensah shorts... and leg sleeves =)

Abi said...

following on gfc.
love that running skirt. :)
havenera at gmail dot com

Abi said...

I really like the Seamless Running Sports Bra, no more chaffing.
havenera at gmail dot com

Elizabeth said...

New follower of your blog.

Elizabeth said...

Really will like the knee sleeve since that is my problem area.

Elizabeth said...

Giveaway listed on my blog sidebar

Jess said...

I'm a new follower!

Jess said...

I think the knee sleeve would be a huge plus for my running!

Jess said...

I'm now friends with Zensah on FB

Jess said...

I "liked" your fb page.

Jess said...

I put you on the "Blogs I Follow" on my blog:

http://runningbetweenthelines.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

I did a blog post about your giveaway!

http://runningbetweenthelines.blogspot.com/2011/01/zensah-leg-sleeves-giveaway.html

Darlene said...

I am a follower

Darlene said...

I post your giveaway on my blog

Darlene said...

I'ds love the leg sleeves in pink or black

Darlene said...

I like you on FB

Darlene said...

I like them on FB

Darlene said...

You are on my blogroll

Alanna said...

I'm a follower.

Alanna said...

I like the yellow and neon yellow sleeves for both legs and arms.

Alanna said...

You're on my blogroll.

Alanna said...

Linked to my sidebar @ running42km.blogspot.com

Stacie said...

I'm a follower!!!

Stacie said...

I would love to try the compression shorts or knee sleeves. I bet it would help my knees.

Stacie said...

I'm already friends with Zensah on Facebook!!!

Stacie said...

I like Running To Health on Facebook.

Stacie said...

You are on my blog roll :)

Stacie said...

I posted the giveaway on Facebook.

Stacie said...

I tweeted ~ windyrunner

Stacie said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog.

Kerrie T. said...

New follower!

Kerrie T. said...

I'd love to rock those pink leg sleeves. I'm coming back from a shin fracture injury and think they'd help a lot!

Elliott said...

I'm a HUGE fan of Zensah ski socks - I can't ski in anything else. Browsing through their ski area, I'd love to try the compression shorts. Goodness knows my thighs need all the help they can get when I'm burning down a run!

Elliott said...

I follow you on FB

Elliott said...

And I'm a follower!

Elliott said...

And (of course) I'm a fan of Zensah on FB

runsinthefamily said...

Oh, wow, so many colors! I like the pink leg sleeves!

runsinthefamily said...

I sent Zensah a friend request saying you sent me!

runsinthefamily said...

I liked you on Facebook!

runsinthefamily said...

Linking this on my blogroll too!

canyoncairns said...

I follow your blog. :)

canyoncairns said...

I'd love to get the knee sleeves for my sister. She has the hardest time with her knees and she's very tiny and doesn't run!

canyoncairns said...

I posted it on twitter :)

http://twitter.com/#!/kattehcat/status/23395388618706944

Jaime said...

I added your giveaway to my new blog!
http://lifeofjaime.blogspot.com/

OrangeBlossom said...

New follower

OrangeBlossom said...

Purple running leg sleeves!

OrangeBlossom said...

Liked Running to Health on fb

OrangeBlossom said...

Posted on my blog:

http://catholicdomesticengineer.blogspot.com/

Kerrie T. said...

Linked on Mom vs. Marathon!

Kerrie T. said...

Tweeted!
Zensah #giveaway here! http://bit.ly/i7rUL2 #running #marathon #momsrunning

JenniferLeah said...

Follower!! I have been dying to try a pair! :D

JenniferLeah said...

without a doubt, I would want to get the HOT PINK calf sleeves!!

JenniferLeah said...

You are on my blogroll

JenniferLeah said...

linking on my blog sidebar

JenniferLeah said...

tweeting about the contest

Nej said...

Went to their site to check them out. I LOVE ALL the colors of the leg sleeves!!! The green are awesome!!

Nej said...

New follower!!!

Nej said...

"Liked" Running to Health on FB!! :-)

Nej said...

"Friended" Zensah on FB! :-)

Tanya said...

Now a follower - love the blog!

Angela said...

I am a new follower

Angela said...

I love all their sleeve, I would love some pink ones :-D

Angela said...

I am friends with Zensah on FB!

Angela said...

I am friends with you on fb!

Suzy said...

I'm a new follower. Great giveaway!

Suzy said...

I've actually been eyeing their calf sleeves for a while and would love a pair.

Suzy said...

I friended them on FB.

Raven In A Blue Room said...

Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I love the Seamless Sports Bra

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

facebook friend request for Zensah Page

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I like Running to Health on facebook (Louis Here)

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I tweeted your giveaway

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13point1miles said...

I am a follower!!

13point1miles said...

I desperately want to try the compression legs sleeves for my achy calfs!

 
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