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SweetFlexx Leggings Review

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SweetFlexx Leggings Review

Whether you wear them for comfort, style, or fitness, SweetFlexx Leggings has you covered! They have created a comfortable legging that has the added benefit of burning up around an extra 255 calories per day, just by wearing them. Two resistance bands run down the front of each leg, providing 4 pounds of resistance with every step. Studied at the John B. Pierce Laboratory for Metabolic Testing and Performance, these leggings are truly impressive. 

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SweetFlexx Leggings (pardon the cat hairs!)

SweetFlexx Leggings

Comfort and Wear

My first worry with these is that, while they say they are true to size, my size can fluctuate. However, I’m generally a size 10 right now so that is what I got. When they arrived I found they looked a bit funny since the resistance bands kind of scrunch them up. The, however, stretched easily. They provide a compression style fit but never feel overly tight. They feel supportive, not smothering. So it seems they do indeed fit very true to size. I am on the short side and had plenty of length to work with, but the plus is that it does not impact the length of the resistance bands. There is an extra length of fabric at the ends that go around your ankle. These bunched up a little on me, but anyone taller than my 5’2″ would probably have a nice smooth fit.

SweetFlexx Leggings

These are made with SweetFlexx’s FlexxSupplex fabric which provides 4-way stretch and combines comfort and strength so you can wear them all day. The fabric is not sheer when stretched, but feels nice and lightweight. The only time I felt I could see through the fabric was at the knee, with it stretched tight and my knee fully bent. The waistband is wide and has power mesh sewn in to help keep the leggings up, flat, and evenly distribute the resistance. I found that the resistance does make me feel like I have to pull them up every once in a while, but not often. The waistband never rolls, which I love! It, too, provides firm support for the lower belly area.

The Science

The John B. Pierce Laboratory for Metabolic Testing and Performance (associated with Yale University) got to put these leggings to through a blind test. They had a number of male and female participants, aged 18-35, of varying body types, wear leggings with and without the resistance bands. They had to walk for 30 minutes on a treadmill while metabolic expenditure, caloric expenditure, and oxygen consumption were monitored. The amount of tension applied to each leg is around 4 pounds. This amount of resistance was chosen in order to remain comfortable for all-day wear and still provide a measurable difference. Overall, they calculated the amount of kcals consumed by the body during this test. The results showed that people wearing the leggings with the resistance bands had a greater energy output.

SweetFlexx Leggings

They determined this could directly improve health in a number of ways. Based on their results they estimate that a 121-pound woman who wore the leggings all day would expend around 255 MORE kcals per day. Over a short period, the increase in expended energy is small, but those numbers exponentially increase with long-term wear. They also say that with long-term wear, there will be an increase in muscle mass and muscle tone. All of these benefits can help maintain a healthy body composition. And that means having healthy blood pressure, increased energy, and endurance, improved circulation, and improved insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance.

Satisfaction

I’ve been wearing these leggings for a little over a week now, though not all day every day. I find the resistance bands unobtrusive and often forget they are even there. It certainly doesn’t feel like I’m “working out” while wearing them. I have worn them during my workouts and I can tell they are adding something to the workout. I tire and can feel my legs getting worn out much quicker than when I wear my regular compression workout leggings. So they must be adding something! The goal is eventually I’ll tire less quickly as I get used to them.

I DO recommend only wearing them for cardio or strength training where you stay on your feet. I wore them during a strength training workout where I am on my hands and knees a lot. By the end of the workout, my knees were rubbed raw from the flexing bands and moving across them constantly. Really my fault for not thinking it through! I feel confident wearing these with a longer top out and about. I picked up my son from school and went grocery shopping wearing them, and noticed little difference. While they do have the lines of the bands running down the front of your legs, style-wise, it is hardly noticeable. I chose the black as they will go with everything I wear. They do have a number of other colors and styles though! Check them out Here!

I am very happy with these SweetFlexx Leggings! What more can anyone ask for? They look good, feel comfy, and I get the benefits of burning extra calories. I look forward to wearing them as often as possible!

 

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By on November 20th, 2017

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75 thoughts on “SweetFlexx Leggings Review”

  1. They feel supportive, not smothering so they sound nice to wear and i would wear them out all the time The .benefit of burning up around an extra 255 calories per day, just by wearing them is enough for me to buy a pair trying to lose weight is hard but wearing these would help me out .

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  2. Oh yes…I want a pair! I am somewhat overweight, so I looked up their sizes and was very glad that they actually have mine! I like that the waistband doesn’t roll, I hate that!!! Thank you for the great review! God bless everyone!

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  3. I learned that you burn more calories when you wear these! So I can just go about my day wearing these and I’d be burning extra calories, which is awesome! I’d love to try them out!

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  4. Wow. That’s a lot of science and research to put into a pair of leggings. Glad to hear that they work for short folks, too. I am 5 foot zero inches.

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  5. The idea of built in resistance bands is really cool and unique.I love the forest color leggings! I also love that they make them for men.I am thinking of snagging a pair for my husband for Christmas.

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  6. Very cool, I learned that the leggings provide 4 pounds of resistance with every step! That’s intense and these might have to be a must have for me.

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  7. Its so hard to find great leggings that feel AND LOOK great! These are cute. I am always active and looking for new activewear. Great review.

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  8. When I just read that they added benefit of burning up around an extra 255 calories per day, just by wearing them…. that was amazing & GREAT to know! I definately have look into getting myself a pair.

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  9. I am impressed that these leggings will improve muscle tone and strength. This would be wonderful addition to regular exercise and diet.

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  10. I love that these have a added benefit of burning up around an extra 255 calories per day, just by wearing them. I would wear these on my daily walks

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  11. I want to buy a pair of these for my wife. She has been working so hard to get into shape and I know she would appreciate the support.

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  12. These sound like a great way to put a little extra work into a workout even if it is just getting through the day. What a fantastic idea!

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  13. I love the concept of the Sweetflexx Leggings. I try to workout as much as possible but on the days I need to rest having the added benefit of burning an extra 255 calories per day, just by wearing them would be awesome!

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  14. Wow these sweetflex leggings are impressive. The fact that you can loose more weight and build more body mass just by wearing them vs not! And I really love knowing that these won’t roll down at the waist is a great plus. These must be the best leggings made to date and I would love to try a pair and offer a review

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  15. These leggings are awesome! I would wear these on my long walks because I’ll admit I would love to burn some calories and these leggings can help me do that.

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  16. Im wondering if you experienced any weight loss while wearing these although it may be too soon to tell if you only had them a short period of time I like that they feel supportive but not overly tight

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  17. I had never heard of these before reading this review, thanks for the intro. I checked out the website and I didn’t see any reviewer mention the bands over the knees rubbing like you mentioned so I am glad that you pointed that out, I definitely won’t wear them to yoga class.

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  18. Just the fact that their still light and you don’t notice the bands intetesys me. I didnt,I they made leggings like these. Cant wait to try a pair!!

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  19. Thanks for bringing these leggings to my attention. I have worn leggings for years and prefer the thicker fabric leggings because they retain their shape better and hold all those bulging places together without looking horrible on a bigger woman. I had not heard about this brand that has the exercise bands and actually help you expend extra calories. They sound amazing and I greatly appreciate this giveaway.

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  20. I have never seen leggings like this before, how cool! I would definitely wear them while working out or out and about with the kids! :)_

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  21. These leggings would be fantastic for my walks. I walk around 3 miles a day and have trouble finding leggings that don’t get baggy.

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  22. The fact that these have resistance bands run down the front of each leg, providing 4 pounds of resistance with every step is crazy! But I love it!

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