DISCOVER THE SCIENCE: THERMAL COMPRESSION TOPS
SKINS Long Sleeve Compression Tops concentrate compression on the muscle bellies in the forearms and creates structure around the shoulders. When you wear our Long Sleeve top, your forearm is wrapped with our intelligent compression, reducing the muscle vibrations that cause energy loss from impact and dynamic movement.
Beyond reducing muscle vibrations, our tops assist with blood circulation, meaning an increase in oxygenated blood, delivering oxygen to the working muscles. This is important because it means you can work harder and more efficiently. And if that’s not enough, the assisted circulation from our compression technology helps dissipate waste products such as lactic acid. The stuff that makes your muscles sore after exercise.
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 the SKINS 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 Sleeve Tops work because they apply the maximum pressure furthest away from the heart, decreasing as it moves up the arm.
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 comfortable 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.