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compression shirt sizing

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I know some of you use compression shirts to keep your jiggley bits firmer. I have loose skin/ jiggley bits all over my torso and was thinking a compression shirt may make me at least “feel thinner”.

 

I am currently wearing all my old shirts. The 5x tall Tees from the fat and ugly store are fairly baggy. The 3Xtall Carhartt Henley’s are comfy/loose.

I bought a Haynes polypropylene thermal shirt in 2x and it is “snug” do I want a 2x in a “compression” shirt?

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Do they sell any at Walmart for men?  They do for woman (genie bras and the genie compression camisoles and a whole lot of other things) but I ask cause you can at least go try stuff on there to see what will fit.  Maybe that is an option.

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Do they sell any at Walmart for men?  They do for woman (genie bras and the genie compression camisoles and a whole lot of other things) but I ask cause you can at least go try stuff on there to see what will fit.  Maybe that is an option.

according to walmart.com they sell Haynes moisture wicking t shirts, I don't know if that is considered a compression shirt or not. they are much cheaper and worth a try. amazon wants $25 for under armour brand where the 2x Haynes is only $11.

I really want to hold the stuff in place though and want compression.

 

I am really liking the possibility that one day I can buy normal clothes, and good quality clothes, I hate shopping at the fat and ugly store.

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I went to walmart and they had both long and short sleeve compression shirts. they had them up to 3x. In the brand they had I needed a 3x. honestly I don't think wearing one under my shirts will help any unless I buy lighter weight smaller shirts.

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Here is a link to a sizing table for a particular brand.  Hope it helps:

 

http://www.skymall.com/insta-slim-compression-shirts/24429GRP.html

 

Thanks for the link,  I think this will be something that I might try for sure. (they seem to have good reviews too)

 

My paperwork has been send to Ins for approval (3/2/14) so now it is just wait and hope.

 

Krambo is this something that your using?

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Nope, not using the product.  I travel alot and was flipping through the SkyMall catalog when I was on the plane...thought it was interesting...

 

Expensive though.

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Nope, not using the product.  I travel alot and was flipping through the SkyMall catalog when I was on the plane...thought it was interesting...

 

Expensive though.

 

I thought the same thing Expensive, but I can see that if I do get down to my goal  (personal) then I might need to get something to hold things in tight, even though I can't stand tight shirts. 

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Fred, my preference - Under Armor compression shirts. And I gotta tell ya, I'm not having much in the way of jiggly bits now. :P

I wear them because they make me feel great, make my clothes fit great, and it is cooler than going bare chested. Also, keeping muscles in compression after working out reduces soreness.

Here is a link. You can order this online.

http://www.underarmour.com/shop/us/en/mens/compression#products

My preference is HeatGear sonic compression sleeveless. I have every color but find I reach for black and grey most often. I do like to wear the red under a black over shirt, and the white is pretty much universal.

There are three fits in every size UA shirt nowadays: loose, fitted and compression. If 3X fits you in a tee, the 3X compression shirt is probably what you need. It just fits a lot tighter. I think it is true for Nike and Adidas too.

I wear them under both my street clothes and my exercise outfits. The material is so silky smooth and when you sweat, it's like the a/c came on as it makes perspiration flash dry.

Good luck bro.

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I think I will try one out and see.

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A small warning from my experience: When I work out, I wear the sleeveless compression shirt as well. It really helps keep me cool when I'm sweating.  Since I lift fairly heavy weights now, I wear workout gloves that have a velcro closure to prevent blisters.

 

What I found is the that the velcro "picks" and ruins the material of the compression shirt.  So I wear an UnderArmor sleeveless top shirt in cotton - same size but a "loose" fit.  The compression and loose fits are actually made to be worn together.  

 

Good luck.  I love 'em.    

 

My theory is that if you wear it as you lose weight, it may help with loose skin since the compression gear counteracts the effects of gravity trying to pulling it all downward.  It seems to be working for me anyway.

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So on sizing then you mentioned that you wear the current size the same as your T shirt, but would that be more like one size down.  right now my 3x shirts are kind of loose on me (just about to drop to 2x) So I probably should just get the 2x then? The pricing is not too bad, I can always pass it on to someone coming along. 

 

I think I will order one this weekend for sure now!!

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Yes if you're wearing a XX in a regular tee, you should get a XX compression shirt too. They are cut intentionally smaller and made from super stretchy spandex. Putting it on the first time you think... #%$? Then you get it on and it feels better. After you adapt to wearing them you feel odd without it on.

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Cool,  I just have to get over "tight" type clothing, being big all of my adult life I would use clothing to "hide" my bigness!! but I will work at it

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Cool,  I just have to get over "tight" type clothing, being big all of my adult life I would use clothing to "hide" my bigness!! but I will work at it

Same for me bro. Once you have surgery and start to lose the weight, you'll get a better appreciation of this gear. It does take a little adaptation, but after a while it feels like a second skin. Only cooler.

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Same for me bro. Once you have surgery and start to lose the weight, you'll get a better appreciation of this gear. It does take a little adaptation, but after a while it feels like a second skin. Only cooler.

 

Ok so I figured I would try a generic brand out just to see, before I shelled out $25, went down to Wally World

and I picked up one of there compression shirts. So like I figured it is going to take some getting use too for sure. 

 

But OMG I was borderline of droping my shirt size from a 3x down to 2x but just not there.  With this T-Shirt I am there!!  and the giggle is just about gone as well. 

Well now I will be getting a couple of UA for sure. 

 

Aviator Thanks for pointing in this direction I would have not thougth it could be this good. 

Do you use the compression shorts as well?  If they work like the T-Shirt that will be icing on the cake for sure!!.

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.............

 

My theory is that if you wear it as you lose weight, it may help with loose skin since the compression gear counteracts the effects of gravity trying to pulling it all downward.  It seems to be working for me anyway.

 

Now that I have been wearing this one for a while I can see what you mean too.  It keeps your posture up as well too.  I haven't been excited to wear the next size down until I was almost down to the 2nd size so my clothes would be a bit baggy on me but with this I can begin to move down a bit sooner!!! 

 

Ok can you tell I am physic'd  lol

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Glad to help. Yes I wear Under Armor boxer briefs normally the long ones, but the shorter ones come in interesting colors that I like too.

I pretty much wear this gear all the time now.

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So today I received two white UA compression shirts in size L because the XLs were just getting too big. And they fit.

I ordered 2 of every color and 3 black ones.

Skinny, I'm stoked too. Right now, I'm just a whisker from Onderland and really happy about that.

Now the chore of cleaning the XLs out my closet.... Crimeny! I now have no shirts that fit. Well, two UA compression shirts.

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that is totally awesome!! I figure once I have my WLS "4/21"  it won't be long and I will be down to the XL's  I only have 75# to drop and I will be in that Onderland I kind of figure by August I should / could be there.  I am ordering some this weekend I can get them free shipping w/no minimum right now.   

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You are doing unbelievably well. 38 lbs on your pre-op diet is amazing. I would definitely keep up wearing the compression gear to help with sagging skin.

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Thanks,

 

Most of that was in the last 3 mos,  The Dr. (PA) kept saying well  we don't expect you to loose too much, then I went to my 3rd visit and there was the "hospital" PA and she says we want you to loose as much as you can during the 2 wk pre-op diet, I thought how much weight did they expect me to loose in just the 2 wks but there was just no way and I didn't want to get in there for them to stop and say we can't do it. So I have tried real hard even doing some of the "pre-op" diet I can do it easy for a couple of days not sure how I will do having to follow it for 2wks. 

 

Just to get to my "personal" goal I have to loose a little over 100#'s so we will see that might be just a tat bit much, but if I can loose another 75 I will be cooking for sure.  :)

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I'm new here and am 4 months post-op. I have been talking to my wife about using UA to help with skin issues...awesome info here! Now if I can just get past these aggrivating plateaus!

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I'm new here and am 4 months post-op. I have been talking to my wife about using UA to help with skin issues...awesome info here! Now if I can just get past these aggrivating plateaus!

 

Still in pre-op here (only for 2 more weeks) I just wanted to say that yes the plateaus are aggravating I just went through a 3 week one and I had gained about 3-4 pounds during it.  The one thing that I really learned during this time was don't look at the scale.  I looked too much and it drove me nuts so when I do plateau again and I know I will, I will just weight once a week. 

 

The UA / Compression shirt is an awesome aid!!

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Plateaus or "stalls" as we call them here on TT always happen. The best way to avoid it is to exercise, and not just mindless ling slow distance. I mean progressive weight training plus cardio.

As you live in calorie deficit, yes your metabolism burns fat, but it can also consume the protein in your muscles too. That why, after 8-12 weeks post op (or when cleared to do so) you should begin some weight training and consume 80gms of protein per day.

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