I am officially too big to be comfortable in regular pants, let alone compression style workout leggings. I am a runner and strength train as well. These pants are so comfortable (not too much compression over the belly), supportive, and did not budge while working out! I followed the recommendations and went up a size, and when they came in they appeared small but slid on with ease and fit great! These are by far the most comfortable leggings I’ve worn and look forward to getting more!