Steel City Media
was fortunate enough, to recently work along side SKINS
, a clothing company specialising in 'Compression Wear'.
What is Compression Wear and how will it benefit Mountain Bikers?
SKINS is the only high performance apparel to take into account compression levels needed to increase oxygen delivery to active muscles while in motion. We call this dynamic gradient compression.
SKINS now know what compression levels are required for specific muscle groups whilst static, during activity and in post exercise recovery. We know where you need movement for comfort and injury prevention, and how to get the best circulatory benefits for more oxygen delivery and reduced lactic acid build-up.
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. Improved circulation also helps to eliminate lactic acid build up and other metabolic wastes during an intense workout.
SKINS worked with the scientific and industrial research organisation in Australia to develop a device capable of taking multiple readings of the human body in motion. We hooked up SKINS athletes and for the first time ever, were able to accurately measure compression on muscles in motion – as they change shape with increased levels of oxygen-fuelled blood pumping through them.
This was and still is revolutionary stuff – as all previous compression measurements have been carried out on athletes standing still.
To sum up what SKINS does? You go harder, for longer and recover faster.
Find out more over at SKINS.net
All photos: Duncan Philpott