…Equipment Not Clothing‎

SKINSA welcome return to Withers, we welcome back SKINS onto our shop floor. They are one of the best manufacturers of compression garments in the world.

The key points when looking at SKINS are to reduce injury, optimise your body temperature, recover quicker and enhance your power and endurance. Knowing this, it is vital that you make sure you have the right size to fit you. Their garments are literally designed to be like another layer of skin, the better the fit, the more you can feel the benefits and the more the garment will help you. This is why their unique sizing system is based on a BMI (Body Mass Index) because you can only get the full benefits of gradient compression if your SKINS fit you properly.

If you haven’t tried SKINS in the past, the first time you try them on, the fit will feel very strange, but they aren’t trying to squeeze every drop out of you! SKINS gradient compression has been engineered to provide the correct level of surface pressure to specific parts of the body. This enhances circulation and gets more vital oxygen to your active muscles – boosting your power, speed and stamina. Better circulation around the body also helps to reduce the amount of lactic acid build up during an intense workout. This means you can go harder, for longer and recover much quicker.

Now, if you haven’t been to the gym in a while or haven’t been out for a run, you will find the first session back is a shock to the system, along with the aches and pains 2/3 days after as well. This is one of the mains benefits to wearing SKINS during your workout and also afterwards as well. SKINS have a unique way of wrapping and supporting your key muscle groups to reduce movement and focus direction. The seams on SKINS are strategically placed to act as ‘anchor points’ offering focused support and stability, resulting in less vibration in your muscles, less soft tissue damage, less soreness after exercise and a lower risk of muscular injury during times of fatigue. SKINS muscle focus also reduces delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) – that stiffness and strength loss you get 24 to 72 hours later – and speeds up your recovery time too.

With all this talk of intense workouts and going for a run, it’s got me working up a sweat! This is the body’s way of regulating your temperature. SKINS definitely don’t want to mess with that, but keeping you dry, that’s another matter. Wicking is essential in all SKINS fabrics. Moisture is drawn away from your skin, so you stay dry and comfortable. This process allows the body to regulate its temperature naturally. Even during an intense workout, your muscles can function at their optimal temperature.

So, if you are looking to reduce injury, recover quicker on those intense workouts or long run, optimise your body temperature and enhance your power and endurance, look no further than SKINS.