Hello Everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from SKINS.
While tights have always been acceptable for the ladies, 10 years ago your local footy club mates would have laughed you off the field and told you to join your wife at yoga. Now your mates are asking you, where did you get them? How much? Compression? Does it work? The simple answer is my local sports shop and yeah they’re compression and they work!
Before we get to the nitty gritty lets go back to 1996, when your dial up modem was so loud it scared your cat and when your mobile phone was so big it looked more like a brick. An Australian skier (that’s right an Aussie skier not an Austrian skier) had a bold ambition to feel ten years younger so he could ski all day, party all night and be ready the next morning to do it all again. His starting point was the knowledge that improved blood circulation would supply more oxygen to his muscles, helping them work harder, for longer and recover faster. Good start, now what? He then consulted with NASA and other experts to confirm he was onto something. Turns out he was. Soon word got out that there were these tight little things called SKINS that improved your power, speed, stamina, and recovery. Pro athletes were the first to get a taste and before long, amateur athletes joined the party and the rest is history.
Now the question is how does compression work? Why should I squeeze into something that is the same size as my toddler’s pyjamas?
Your muscles need support much like a car needs a body to protect its engine and functions. Next time you’re exercising, think about how tired you are towards the end of the exercise, how sore you are the next day and how your muscle vibrations were nearly causing a reading on the Richter scale. Then imagine having a second skin; increasing oxygen to your working muscles, wrapping key muscle groups to reduce vibration and improve focus direction. Having strategically placed seams act as anchor points to offer more support, focus and stability to promote a heightened sense of proprioception. What happens is that you can work out harder, for longer, those runs now don’t appear so daunting, your muscles are relaxed, you feel more powerful, faster, and you feel ready to do it all again the next day.
There you have it, an Aussie skier who liked to work hard and play hard has changed the way tights will be worn forever. Check out www.skins.net to find out more about our various ranges for both active use and recovery.