SKINS Compression is the leader in compression sportswear and their A400 line is the best they have to offer. I got mine about 2 months ago and haven’t done a WOD without them since.
The “A” in A400 stands for active and they are intended for active wear. These garments not only improve blood flow with their compression, but they also keep you your muscles stabilized. When you’re working out, you’re muscles are moving around and they are constantly working to stabilize. When your muscles are stabilized, they can focus on doing whatever work you’re trying to accomplish (thrusters, pull-ups, etc) instead of wasting energy to stabilize. It’s one of the main reasons you feel so great working out in SKINS Compression gear!
SKINS Compression A400 Line for Men
SKINS Compression A400 Line for Women
Once you get yourself in the A400 line for all your WODs, the next thing to think about is SKINS RY400 Recovery line. It’s made with the same exact compression as the A400 line. The difference is that the RY400 has less stitching on them to keep your muscles stabilized. As you read above, keeping your muscles stabilized during physical activity makes you more efficient, but this is not necessary when you’re recovering. The SKINS RY400 line is a bit more comfortable for this reason and you have even more mobility than in the SKINS A400. So in summary, the SKINS RY400 will give you all the same recovery benefits as the A400 line while being a bit more comfortable. I wear mine under my work clothes all the time!