DISCOVER THE SCIENCE: THERMAL COMPRESSION LONG TIGHTS
SKINS Long Tights are the must-have garment that every athlete should have in their wardrobe. They are the one piece of kit that completely takes care of your lower half. Our Long Tights wrap the muscles in the calves, quads and glutes; which reduces muscle vibrations. This is a good thing because when your muscles vibrate, you lose energy.
Above all, SKINS Long Tights assists with blood circulation, meaning more blood is oxygenated and delivered to your working muscles. This is important because it means you can work harder and more efficiently. As well as this, the increased blood circulation assists in the dissipation of waste products, such as lactic acid build-up and that’s the stuff that causes muscle soreness.
When you look at your body, you’ll notice the darker, blue veins near the surface of the skin. The darker veins are the ones bringing used blood back to the heart for oxygenation and renewal. When pressure is applied to these veins with SKINS Long Tights graduated compression, it accelerates the flow through pressure graduation.
Applying random pressure won’t help. You need to apply the right pressure, to the right area. Too much pressure in the wrong place can create circulation issues and impede performance. SKINS Long Tights work because they apply the maximum pressure furthest away from the heart, decreasing as it moves up the leg.
When some people hear the words thermal and sportswear in the same sentence, they recoil in horror. But there’s no need. All SKINS thermal garments are specifically designed to keep you at a comfortable temperature, during activity, when it’s cold. Our thermals are good, but they’re not radio-active levels so you may feel a chill if you stop moving.