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Gym leggings that don't fall off. Is this possible?

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RIGHT! I am really fed up with my gym leggings/ trackie bottoms/ whatever gently sliding down my (admittedly oversized) arse while I exercise.
And frankly, I suspect the rest of the people at the gym are fed up of seeing said arse.

Crisis point reached during a martial arts class where I was wearing boxing gloves and thus unable to do anything but bat ineffectually at my leggings as they vanished into the sunset....

So I need something that will stay up in all conditions. Internal drawstring maybe? Wide waistband? Help!

Am willing to go capri if necessary but this will require leg-shaving that I normally prefer to avoid for winter...

26Point2Miles Tue 18-Nov-14 14:08:07

running tights?

I do lots of different exercises and cant say I have the problem you seem to be having!

eurochick Tue 18-Nov-14 14:09:36

It sounds like you need a smaller size. I've used a variety of gymwear over the years and never had this problem.

Hmm, it could be related to my disproportionately large arse, I am buying to fit that and getting a loose waist I suppose.

But because of said huge bottom, running tights aren't really going to work.

So what you're saying is that instead of new leggings, I need a new bottom? grin

This is the sort of thing that is falling off me, by the way, and bog standard tracksuit bottoms.

Emstheword Tue 18-Nov-14 18:35:36

Black sainsburys luxury leggings £10....they will stay up, I buy a size down

NorbertDentressangle Tue 18-Nov-14 18:43:49

I've got a couple of pairs of Asics bottoms that stay up well. One pair is capri length, the others are full length running tights.

Both have elasticated waists with added drawstrings.

I have to say though both pairs looked way too small for me when they arrived, despite ordering the recommended size but they stretch well and feel so comfortable so are obviously meant to look tiny!

addictedtosugar Tue 18-Nov-14 20:58:45

Not sure what size your after, but I run in something like these sized down.
The are remarkably stretchy, and manage to cope with my arse and thighs. I do wear a long top tho....

AlmaMartyr Tue 18-Nov-14 21:10:38

I have Ronhill leggings and have never had a problem smile

Blanketontheground Tue 18-Nov-14 21:16:02

There is a make that I get from t k max that I can't remember the name of (sorry not helpful). It's not a brand I know but they always have them in stock. They have a tummy control panel at the front and so are elacticated down to the hips. If I remember the name I'll post later.

SarahBeenysBumblingApprentice Tue 18-Nov-14 21:39:03

My running leggings have recently started falling down - I also have a large arse problem. I think they're too big to be honest. I recommend drawstrings also!

AggressiveBunting Wed 19-Nov-14 03:51:04

Wear the retro type old skool shorts with the elasticated waist instead?

OK, thanks all for help and recommendations! Yesterday I visited our local Sports Direct and Decathlon, and tried on multiple pairs of leggings/bottoms, and jogged on the spot in the changing room to see what stayed up. And I may have thrown in a couple of squats. grin

Neither stocked Asics; Sports direct had the LA Gear leggings but not my size (16) in stock; there was nothing with the 'control panel' effect as far as I could see.
Decathlon own brand sticking power was rubbish.

I went a size smaller (as suggested) in some Adidas leggings that stayed up but have an unfortunate camel toe effect that will mean I have to wear a v long t-shirt! ...and these, or something similar which have an internal drawstring and so can be hauled in good and tight.

I've taken each of these through a Body Combat class and they've held up, so the world is safe from my arse for the time being. Unless I lose weight and have to start again.

(And thanks to AggressiveBunting for shorts idea, I do actually have a pair like that (black jersey, not proper boxer shiny satin) but the dojo is bloody freezing this weather plus, y'know, leg shaving.)

AggressiveBunting Fri 21-Nov-14 00:49:35

Ha ha- yes- after I posted that I realised that this is one of those times when I need to remember I don't live in the UK before I post my 'advice'. Glad you found a solution anyway.

NorbertDentressangle Fri 21-Nov-14 09:29:23

haha yes, camel toe!!

I must admit that my running tights have a weird gusset arrangement (presumably it's a breathable panel that they've added or something??) that seem to accentuate the camel toe effect. hmm Not what you need really.

furcoatbigknickers Fri 21-Nov-14 09:37:49

I find addidas capris good. -- no one willcare about your hairy legs--

Also asda capris are fab

Claybury Thu 01-Jan-15 21:00:43

Sorry to revive old thread but I understand this issue ! Although I am a small size I absolute hate the feeling of running tights that ride down and am always on a mission to find high waisted tights that are tighter on the waist and stay in place - not easy to find.
The best ones I ever had were Skins compression tights in a A shape - ( not H shape ) as they are High waisted and narrow on the waist. Sadly they no longer make these.
2xu make good ones - you will pay for these ( currently £70 on sale at wiggle ) but they should last years.

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