I tried it. I found no measurable difference. I even compared my blood oxygen using a pulse oximeter with and without the compression wear, no difference at all. Morning pulse rate was the same, soreness was the same, etc. I will say, they are comfortable, so if it's hot out, they're actually quite nice. But I wouldn't count on them for recovery. You'll get more from jumping into a garbage can full of ice water immediately after your workouts.