PROS / Sweaty Betty Disco Foil High Waisted 7/8 Workout Legging provides performance needs for gym workouts. Not only is it four-way stretch, but it also features sweat wicking property. Combined the medium-high compression fabric with the high waist, it gives tons of support and makes me feel secured during the workout.
CONS / The gunmetal glitter print does not hide sweat stains. The legging fits loose behind the knee to accommodate the less stretch foil print.
BOTTOM LINE / Sweaty Betty Disco Foil High Waisted 7/8 Workout Legging is stylish and yet covers all performance needs at the gym. The medium-high compression fabric provides tons of muscles support and the high waist keeps the belly tucked in. Although it is quad proof, it doesn't mask sweat stains.
PROS / Yvette Shift Light Icon High Support Legging is a versatile legging. The medium compression fabric is stretchy, breathable and sweat wicking. It provides perfect amount of muscles support for yoga and gym workout.
CONS / The legging slides down if the drawstring isn't tighten, which however is prone to show the muffin top.
BOTTOM LINE / I recommend Yvette Shift Light Icon High Support Legging to those who don't want to spend a lot of money on leggings and just want few pairs to cover wide range of exercises. Even though the drawstring waist makes it more suitable for gym workout than yoga, the medium compression fabric is perfect for either activity. Furthermore, the legging gives a slim look.
Disclaimer: The legging was gifted to me, but the review is my own.
I am a yoga practitioner and I teach yoga. This July will mark the 10 year anniversary of my yoga journey. After years of practicing and over 1,000 teaching hours, I'd like to think I am an experienced yogini. In reality, I feel opposite. There is no doubt that I've learned a lot throughout these years, but my confidence level isn't quite there yet especially when it comes to teaching. I often ask myself, "Am I qualified to teach? Do I have valuable content to offer students? How can I be a better teacher?" All these questions are the driving force for me to continue learning, taking workshops and training courses, and most importantly, keep practicing.
One day, I brought up my feeling to my partner. He told me what I've gone though was normal and shared Dunning-Kruger Effect with me. It sounds a little bit geeky, but what can I say? We both have engineering background. I was impressed by how well Dunning-Kruger Effect reflected my journey as a yogini as well as a teacher. I overestimated my yoga knowledge after being RYT 200 certified, two years of practicing yoga. I was overconfident and suffered from ignorance. As explained by The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, "ignorance, the cause of suffering, can be removed by the practice of the eight limbs of yoga." Luckily, it didn't take long to see my deficiencies; however, it wasn't until 2015 when I started practicing Ashtanga yoga did I truly recognize my "incompetence." Incompetence may be too strong of a word, but I did have a lot more to learn for sure. The Asana practice is only one limb of yoga. There are seven other limbs, Yama, Niyama, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dhyana and Samadhi worth deeper study.
What is Dunning-Kruger Effect?
"In the field of psychology David Dunning & Justin Kruger talk about an illusory superiority that people believe (suffer from) in. This happens because of misjudging their cognitive abilities as greater, than it actually is. It is the inability to understand your incompetence, leading to inflated self-assessment." - Vunela
PROS / 90 Degree by Reflex Star Printed High Waist Ankle Legging covers most performance needs for yoga. The Interlink fabric is four-way stretch and medium low compression. It is lightweight and breathable, which helps me to stay cool from the sweaty practice.
CONS / The legging doesn't give a flattering fit. Not only doesn't it sculpt the butt, but the waistband also digs in to the skin. The fabric does not hide sweat stains.
BOTTOM LINE / Unfortunately, 90 Degree by Reflex Star Printed High Waist Ankle Legging doesn't work for me. Although it covers basic needs for yoga, it fall short on the fit and the comfort. The Interlink fabric is four-way stretch and breathable, but it is rougher than most athletic fabrics I've tried (I am used to the silk soft and naked sensentaion materials).
PROS / Made with the sleek, medium compression fabric (similar to Lululemon Nulux), CRZ YOGA Naked Feeling High Waist Legging - 25 Inches is great for both yoga and gym workouts. It is stretchy, breathable, sweat wicking and fast dry. I like how the high waist keeps everything tucked in and the elastic-free design doesn't pinch the skin.
CONS / The fabric isn't cut perfectly resulting in triangle pieces hanging along the seam on the inside of the legging. The good news is that there is no impact on its appearance, fit and performance.
BOTTOM LINE / CRZ YOGA Naked Feeling High Waist Legging is a great dupe of Lululemon WU HR Tight Nulux. For $24, it provides literally everything I need for various exercises, including asana practice, HIIT and weight lifting. Moreover, it keeps my belly tucked in and gives a flattering fit.