Seriously? “Body Toning Pants”?

Fila has come up with the equiv­a­lent of the weird look­ing “Ton­ing shoe” but this time in the form of pants.  The claims are just as shady but this time with a small­er price tag.   A pair of these “won­der” pants cost about $50 instead of the $100 + for the ton­ing shoes.

Fila claims that the “unique­ly dou­ble lay­ered strate­gi­cal­ly placed pan­els com­press active mus­cles and result in a 50% increase in mus­cle work­outs.”
If com­press­ing mus­cles caused them to work out hard­er just wear­ing tight skin­ny jeans would do the trick.  Besides, if this claim was true, I imag­ine every com­pet­i­tive ath­lete in the coun­try would be wear­ing these pants and I doubt these pants would cost a mere $50.

The com­pa­ny also claims that these pants pro­vide 41% more sup­port than oth­er leg­gings. Since the mate­r­i­al seems to be thick­er, more dense and fits tighter on the body- kind of like com­pres­sion stock­ings- they may actu­al­ly pro­vide more sup­port than reg­u­lar cot­ton pants.  The only prob­lem is, when you are work­ing out and sweat­ing heav­i­ly, the last thing you want to wear are thick con­strict­ing cloth­ing.

Ulti­mate­ly, I was unable to find any evi­denced-based stud­ies that sup­port any of the claims Fila has made about these pants. So, my sug­ges­tion is, if you are look­ing to increase your mus­cle tone, only a healthy diet and a hard work­out will do the job.

Ver­dict: Gim­mick, don’t waste your mon­ey on these pants.

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