Kymira: New technological rowing clothing

KYMIRA Sport: clothing makes you perform better using scientific fabric design. Founded by a former rower it was developed with you in mind. Read on to get a discount promotion for Rowperfect readers.

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Hello all I am Tim Brownstone, the founder of KYMIRA Sport. This is the first time that I have written a blog post for a website other than our own, which is all rather exciting!

First of all I will start by thanking Rowperfect for their interest and giving us the chance to tell all of their readers about KYMIRA; who we are, what we do and where we intend to take things… Thanks guys!

KYMIRA Sport is a new brand that I developed off the back of close to 3 years of research conducted while at University, into the biological effects of Infrared radiation (IR). As a rower, I decided to combine my knowledge gained as an athlete, with what I had learnt and researched about IR to produce a concept for a new type of sports kit – KYMIRA Sport was born.

Our fabrics contain a clinically tested textile known as CelliantTM, which is made of a hollow polyester fibre filled with 13 ‘thermo reactive’ minerals. The minerals in our KYMIRA fabrics work by absorbing body heat from the wearers of our garments, focusing light, heat and other forms of energy from the surroundings, and then changing the wavelength and re-emitting IR.

Each ‘thermo reactive’ mineral has been specifically selected for its IR emissions, the combined emissions can lead to any of the following benefits:

  • Increased blood circulation
  • Increased tissue oxygen levels (up to a 20% increase Vs standard compression products)
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Increased cellular growth, repair and replication
  • Increased energy production
  • Pain relief

These benefits essentially mean that when wearing/using our KYMIRA products you will be able to push yourself harder, sustain the exertion for longer, and then recover quicker!

As this is the first post I have written, I have deliberately left the science side of things a little light but should you want to find out more you can visit our ‘The Science’ page. One other benefit of our KYMIRA kit is that it has antimicrobial properties too – less stinky rowing kit is never a bad thing.

New Kymira products

To round things off I will talk a little about the new developments we have planned here at KYMIRA sport. We launched with a range of base layers (available now) that can be used for any sport, and in any weather conditions. Next up we will be releasing some graduated compression products that improve on the design of our current range, and some sport specific products that will be launched next spring/summer.

The sport specific products will include:

  • Rowing all-in-ones
  • Cycle shorts and tops
  • Tri suits

Discount for Rowperfect readers

If anyone reading this post is interested in getting hold of some KYMIRA kit, we have issued a discount code for Rowperfect readers which will get you 10% off permanently and free shipping for the rest of January on any orders equal to or greater than £50 RowKYMIRA

If you have any questions about the products, or are interested in doing some research with us here at KYMIRA, please get in touch: info@kymira.co.uk

 

6 thoughts on “Kymira: New technological rowing clothing

  1. David Carr-Smith says:

    I’m interested, how does this differ from taking EPO if the claims for oxygen uptake are correct? Don’t get me wrong great idea, but are we starting to push boundaries for what could be termed “legal doping”?

  2. Umberto Bergonzini says:

    Hi David, obviously I can’t speak for Kymira but the principle of far infrared and how it works is the same, regardless of how the body is exposed to far infrared rays. It could be through far infrared clothing or far infrared sauna. One of the benefits of far infrared is the ability to improve cell metabolism and micro-circulation. The science behind it, although simple, requires a bit more time to be explained properly, but, in a nutshell what that does is basically make the body utilise more of the oxygen that we breathe in. It’s not like the body is breathing in more oxygen. As we all know, for every breath that we take the body inhales about 20% oxygen, since this is what the air contains. The body in return, exhales between 14 to 16% oxygen. The fact that we retain oxygen even after we exhale is what makes CPR possible.

    Why would that make it “legal doping”? Wouldn’t be the same for compression clothing? Compression clothing increases muscle oxygenation.

    The outcome is the same, is how the muscle get more oxygen that is different.

    I hope my message goes some way to answer your query.

    Best Regards

    Umberto Bergonzini

  3. Absolute360.co.uk says:

    Hi David, obviously we can’t speak for Kymira but the principle of far infrared and how it works is the same, regardless of how the body is exposed to far infrared rays. It could be through far infrared clothing or far infrared sauna. One of the benefits of far infrared is the ability to improve cell metabolism and micro-circulation. The science behind it, although simple, requires a bit more time to be explained properly, but, in a nutshell what that does is basically make the body utilise more of the oxygen that we breathe in. It’s not like the body is breathing in more oxygen. As we all know, for every breath that we take the body inhales about 20% oxygen, since this is what the air contains. The body in return, exhales between 14 to 16% oxygen. The fact that we retain oxygen even after we exhale is what makes CPR possible.

    Why would that make it “legal doping”? Wouldn’t it be the same for compression clothing? Compression clothing increases muscle oxygenation!

    The outcome is the same, it’s how the muscles get more oxygen that is different.

  4. Tim Brownstone says:

    Absolute360.co.uk I am not sure if I could have put it better myself. KYMIRAsport get asked similar questions to the ones that David Carr-Smith posed often, ontop of Absolute360’s response they say that wearing KYMIRA kit will enhance your capacity for work allowing you to push yourself harder, and recover quicker in between sessions. However it does not replace the need for hard work and effort.

    In addition EPO stays in the body where as the direct benefits of IR exposure such as increased oxygen levels will start wear off once the source is removed – hence for maximum benefit it should be used for training and recovery. The more lasting effects are the benefits from being able to train harder, for longer at an increased capacity and the muscle relaxing effects.

  5. Simon Davies says:

    Hi,

    Just a quick question on this. I have been brought to this specific post a little late in the game via a web search and a query from a friend; and I can see the brand is quite well established. I have zero axe to grind; I do however want to know where the scientific data is for the claimed benefits. I am aware of ‘Far Infra Red’ biological effects under various experimental conditions; this isn’t something that is necessarily to be disputed, but I was wondering if there were any real world data on this application in humans other than anecdotal evidence? The terms and explanations around how this all works seems a little fluffy at best.

    I’m interested not from a performance or sporting point of view, but a friend has some serious problems with a condition that leads to a continued need for muscle strain repair, joint pain relief and possible other beneficial effects. To date she has benefited most from being in a warm environment for recuperation – hence – here I am asking.

    Just curious.

    Simon.

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