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Why it’s important to understand compression gear

Why it’s important to understand compression gear

Whether you are a seasoned runner or an everyday athlete, new to the fitness game or just want the benefits of compression gear for blood flow, make sure you purchase it from a company that is knowledgeable of what true medical compression gear is and how it will benefit your performance and recovery time.  The few extra minutes you take to ask the right questions can make all the difference in the world.
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The Benefits of Compression Gear for Powerlifters

The Benefits of Compression Gear for Powerlifters

Powerlifting is a grueling sport with athletes being subjected to strenuous workouts and competitions, and often falling victim to a range of injuries ranging from mild to severe. While a scientific review of as many as 20 different studies found that powerlifting produced only one injury for every 1,000 hours of training, many athletes complain about extensive stiffness and pain following vigorous bouts of exercise, whether in the gym or at a competition.
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Athletes Insight Review

Athletes Insight Review

In the bracing industry you can become overwhelmed by the multitudes of compression socks, calf sleeves, foot sleeves and more to choose from. 
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Avoiding FAD Diets

Avoiding FAD Diets

Compelling Reasons to Stay Away From Fad Diets Diets of all kinds are attracting consumers, but that does not mean that these nutritional fads or workout trends are successful in making you lose body weight. Even if such a diet causes weight loss in your body, you will likely gain those pounds back in no time. 
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Bracing now as Base Layer

Bracing now as Base Layer

We all know that outdoor sports have continued to grow in popularity and in age groups.  Along with that, products made specifically for running, hiking, climbing and biking has grown in type, style and number.  And with added numbers of people of various ages participating, there are a greater number of injuries and a growing group of products that claim to treat them.  Let’s face it, it can get confusing.
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How Compression Sleeves Can Help Dancers

How Compression Sleeves Can Help Dancers

Dance is one of the most beautiful sports in the world, and it’s also one of the most grueling. Dancers, especially ballet dancers, are known to spend hours on their feet, learning to move weightlessly by leveraging immense strength and control.
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Gearing Up for the Big Race: 7 Tips to Help You Go the Distance

Gearing Up for the Big Race: 7 Tips to Help You Go the Distance

This is it: the first year you’re going to compete in a marathon, half-marathon, or 10k. Or maybe, to you, the term “big race” refers to anything longer than your usual half-mile around the park. Or maybe you’re a seasoned pro, and this is the year you’ll run your best time yet. 
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The Best Wearable Running Technology of 2016

The Best Wearable Running Technology of 2016

In the not-so-distant past, all a runner needed was a set of sneaks and a couple of miles at their disposal. But that was then. Nowadays, athletic retailers have developed a wide variety of gadgets and gizmos that can measure your heart rate, plan your route, and—let’s be honest—make you feel extremely cool. Here’s a rundown of the best wearable running technology of 2016.
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5 Tips to Relieve Shin Splints

5 Tips to Relieve Shin Splints

Most runners and regular sports participants, including dancers, tennis and basketball players, will find themselves dealing with shin splints at some point. Shin splints is a term that refers to lower leg pain below the knee, either on the outside front of the leg (anterior shin splints) or the inside front of the leg (medial shin splints).
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7 Ways to Treat Runners Knee

7 Ways to Treat Runners Knee

Whether you do it for self-improvement or simply because you need a hobby, running can be one of the healthiest ways to pass time at the beginning or end of a long workday. However, as they age, many habitual runners will find themselves performing less and less (or sometimes not at all), but not necessarily because they’re experiencing gut-wrenching pain…it’s that dull, throbbing sensation that pulses throughout the knee more frequently upon each stride. 
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How Compression Sleeves Work for You

How Compression Sleeves Work for You

As an athlete, the quality of your performance is crucial in keeping you at the top of your game. But, have you ever wondered whether you’re performing to the best of your abilities?
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