SKINS K-PROPRIUM Compression Tights Review
Back in December, I received one of the world’s first pairs of the brand new SKINS K-PROPRIUM compression tights to test.
As an influencer, I’m sent products to review all the time.
Some products are awesome, some are just ok, and some are, lets be real, downright awful.
Being a huge fan of wearing compression tights during my workouts, I heard good things about the performance of the SKINS brand, but I had never tried any of their products before.
So when the marketing team at SKINS reached out to me to be one of the first influencers in the world to try out their brand new K-PROPRIUM compression tights, I was excited.
What Are The Benefits Of Wearing Compression Tights?
If you’re active like me, you’re always looking for ways to improve the performance of your workouts while reducing the risk of injury.
Performance and injury prevention are two of the main benefits of wearing compression wear.
When your training is intense, your muscles fatigue faster and joint support deteriorates, thus potentially putting you at a higher risk of injury.
Now I’ve tried many different brands of compression tights over the years.
Sure most compression gear keeps you warm, but I had never experienced the enhancement in performance like I did when I first tried SKINS new K-PROPRIUM compression tights.
Talk about high quality.
It’s very clear to me now that, like most products on the market, not all compression gear is created equal.
I have yet to try another pair of compression tights that elevates my performance in the gym like the new SKINS K-PROPRIUM compression tights.
What Makes The SKINS K-PROPRIUM Compression Tights Different?
The SKINS new K-PROPRIUM compression tights contain strategically embedded Laminar Bands that follow the general movement of the muscles, thus providing the same benefits as using traditional Kinesiology Tape.
This simply means that during an intense workout your muscles and joints are properly supported, keeping your form stronger, so you can safely push through those last few reps.
SKINS K-PROPRIUM Pistol Squat Challenge
One way to feel the performance benefits of the SKINS K-PROPRIUM compression tights is to try the pistol squat challenge with and without wearing the SKINS tights.
You’ll quickly experience the added support the SKINS K-PROPRIUM provides to your muscles and joints.
Alright, lets move on to the Pistol Squat Challenge.
How To Do A Pistol Squat
The pistol squat is one of the most challenging bodyweight exercises known to man as it requires a combination of balance, flexibility, and core and single leg strength.
To get started:
- While standing, position your feet hip width apart and firmly press both feet into the ground.
- Maintain your balance as you lift one foot off the ground and extend it in front of you while you contract your quad muscle.
- Hinge at the hips to push your hips back and bend the knee of the planted foot and straighten your other leg out in front of you as you sit back and down until your hamstrings rests on your calf muscle.
- Keep your chest up and try to maintain a flat back as best as you can. Your lower back may curve at the bottom, but it’s ok as the spine is not loaded down with extra weight. This is the rock bottom part of the pistol squat.
- Now press your planted foot through the floor as your rise back up to standing.
- Without placing your foot on the ground, repeat for reps, then switch legs and repeat.
If the Pistol Squat is too difficult, try the Single Leg Get Up.
Pistol Squat Challenge
Snap a pic or shoot a video of you hitting the lows of the pistol squat and share it with us by tagging @BradGouthro, @LiveLeanTV, and @skins_usa and using #KPROCHALLENGE, #SquatInSKINS, #pistolsquat, on any of your social media accounts.
Every leg day I shuffle through all my compression tights as I’m specifically looking to rock my SKINS K-PROPRIUM. Although the tights are a little challenging to get on due to the high quality compression material, once they are on, your performance and workouts will be elevated.
Now that you’re in the loop, according to the SKINS K-PROPRIUM promotional video, they’re only making 10,000 pairs that will be available to purchase on February 1, 2017. Here’s a link to sign up to the SKINS newsletter and be notified of when the SKINS K-PROPRIUM compression tights are available for purchase.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SKINS. The opinions and text are all mine.