SKINS COMPRESSION FOR TRAIL RUNNING
Trail running is a dynamic activity in which, with every footstrike, 3-4x your body weight is absorbed through your joints and muscles. When trail running, you use four main muscles groups; your calf muscles, quadriceps muscles, glutes and arms. And there are a few things to be aware of when you hit the trails, such as energy loss, sluggish performance, muscle tears and a lack of thermo-regulation of the muscles. SKINS help solve these problems.
It has been established that wearing SKINS during your run, assists in improving running economy. This means that you’ll feel more comfortable when running at tempo and you’ll run further and for longer – no more sluggish performances! Due to the compression in SKINS, blood flow is accelerated, which means more oxygen is delivered to active muscles helping flush away waste product build-up AKA lactic acid, AKA the bad stuff. SKINS also help reduce muscle oscillation – the muscles’ movement caused by the vibration when the foot hits the ground. Muscle oscillation is bad because it spends more energy and can lead to injury, SKINS wraps the muscles, stabilising them and preventing muscle oscillation. No more unsteadiness!
WHAT TO WEAR AND WHY
Calves, Quads & Glutes
Reduced muscle oscillation.
Quads & Glutes
Maximise output for medium-high intensity activities.
CALF TIGHTS OR SOCKS
Support and stabilise the lower leg for reduced injury risk.
LONG SLEEVE TOP OR ARM SLEEVES
Reduced fatigue and increased performance.
SHOP TRAIL RUNNING PERFORMANCE PIECES
#1 RULE: RECOVERY IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS PERFORMANCE.
Without recovery, there is no performance. Your muscles get broken down when you run, and if you don’t allow yourself to recover properly, you put yourself at risk of injury. Recovery is about applying the correct amount of pressure to passive muscles. This is why the graduated compression levels we apply to the working muscles with our performance garments are different from our recovery garments. These muscles need the correct compression to help the flow of oxygen, which in turn, accelerates repair.
– Wear your Travel & Recovery Long Tights for at least 3-5 hours post-run. If you can leave them on for longer, do it!
– Improve your performance, in bed. Wear your Travel & Recovery Long Tights during sleep.
– If you’re unable to get your Travel & Recovery Long Tights on straight away (post-run) use your Calf Tights or Socks until you can wear your Long Tights.
– Wear your Arm Sleeves for 3-5 hours post-run.
– When travelling to and from competition wear your Travel & Recovery Long Tights AND your Arm Sleeves.
– If it’s not practical to wear your Travel & Recovery Long Tights, put on your Calf Tights or Socks.