During the memorial ride I was introduced to Dotsie Bausch and she said that I should try SpiderTech for my knees. I was like man, I don't think those little tapes are going to do much good for me, but I still gave it a try and they made a believer out of me and I'm glad I did it. Since then I haven't stop using spiders for activities. For every activity I do, I use the spiders.
Throughout all of my long and arduous training days, SpiderTech tape keeps me loose, recovered and performing at my best for each and every workout. -- Dotsie Bausch, 2012 Olympic silver medalist and 7-time U.S. champion.
As an Olympian, it is important that I compete often and at the highest level to be at my best. I have competed in the last three Olympic games and so training hard is a way of life. SpiderTech helped me train at my very best and helps keep the pain away. It is simple and easy to use and lasts through my hardest workouts. For anyone who wants to take their game to the next level, I recommend SpiderTech.
SpiderTech Tape is credited with helping me become a 2-time Ironman winner, and allowing me to compete again after a life-threatening biking accident. I suffered numerous broken bones including my clavicle and scapula, as well as contusions and lacerations to my head and neck. I remained in the intensive care unit for days in a sedated state and on a ventilator. I was fighting for my life, not Ironman titles.
I began using SpiderTech during my painful recovery as I started training again. On August 12, 2012, I was able to defy medical odds and won the 2012 U.S. Ironman Championship by an incredible 13 minutes and 14 seconds over the second-place finisher.
SpiderTech kinesiology therapy tape products provide me the comfort and support that I need to perform my best on the court. SpiderTech's superior materials and adhesives give a better feel, last longer, and retain the physical integrity that I need to keep playing harder, longer.
Li Na, Tennis Player, 2011 French Open Champion
I can't live without Spider Tech. I wear the pre-cut upper knee tape & the shoulder tape all the time for running & swimming and it makes such a massive difference!! It can go anywhere! Got to LOVE that!! Thanks Spider Tech for making a difference in my training and racing!!!
In October 2012 I truly thought my days as a professional were over. Spidertech stepped up and showed a belief in the athletes it had already invested in and worked to ensure that our development would not disappear in spite of a crumbling program. They also worked with me as a human being, supporting me through tragedy, helping me find a program like Champion System and providing me the time to find my way back to the bike. Spidertech has never shown me anything but kindness and a belief in what I was capable of in the sport. Because of them, and the support of a great Canadian brand, I am having the season of my life. The tape has held me together trough physical injuries this year. Their support has helped me find a way back from emotional ones. Without sponsors like Spidertech in Canada, Canadian cycling would not be half of what you are seeing today and I am just happy Spidertech believed in all of us even more than we did in ourselves at times.
Zach Bell, Pro Cyclist
I have always been fairly healthy throughout my career but the demands of being a professional mixed martial artist takes its toll. I was looking for something to help me reduce soreness, inflammation and pain between training sessions. I found an effective, safe, and legal remedy with SpiderTech tape. Since I started sleeping over night wearing the tape as well as training with it on, I have noticed an increased range of motion in the areas it's been applied to. I'm not nearly as sore between sessions and days after heavy training. All of this has increased my performance throughout the end of my training camps when traditionally most athletes are beat up and not performing as well as they have in the middle of their camp. The healthier you are the more technical work you can participate in."
I've had three shoulder dislocations and two surgeries in my career. Rehabilitating an area of the body that has gone through so much trauma can be difficult. 100% may never exist again.
Regaining stability and control in my shoulder again has not been easy. I find one of the most helpful parts of rehab is when someone puts their finger lightly on muscles your brain has forgot to fire. When you feel that trigger on your skin, its so much easier to re-awaken the muscle and get the proper connection going again from your brain to the muscle.
SpiderTech tape has been unbelievable in aiding me in rehab. It has helped me achieve shoulder strength, mobility and stability after repeated injuries. I couldn't be happier to have a product like this to aid me every day on the hill.
At the start of my recovery, when I was riding outside without the tape (SpiderTech), it was extremely painful. Then I got the tape, and the difference was amazing. It was suddenly not painful to ride anymore. And then I realized that if I didn’t tape, it would make a noticeable difference the next day. I’d be in so much more pain if I didn’t use the tape. I feel like it really sped up my recovery. – Levi Leipheimer is one of the top U.S. professional cyclists, finishing 3rd in the 2007 Tour de France. In early 2012 he broke his fibula in a collision with a car while training but, in part thanks to SpiderTech tape, returned to competition in the Amgen Tour of California in May, finishing 6th.
Simon Whitfield, Triathlete, Olympic Gold medalist
I raced the Ironman World 70.3 Championships last weekend and won my age group by 30 min. It was cool for me as I was a double world champion this year. That does not happen very often! And truly without spider tape I am not sure it would of happened like that. It is amazing how that helped my hamstring.
Laura Sophiea, 2-Time Ironman World Champion
On January 23, 2013 I tested the effect of spidertech tapes on muscle activity using surface electromyography (SMEG). There was a significant increase in muscle activity of the posterior deltoid muscle when I facilitated it. Untaped muscle activity was measured at 378.9 microvolts, and post facilitated measurement was 578.92 microvolts. I will be doing a more rigorous trial on 15 athletes soon.
Kompass Health Associates
My chronic back pain had always the limiting factor in my performance. I’d find it hard to completely focus, even on the easiest of training rides, because I was always adjusting my position in an attempt to alleviate some of the pain. Spidertech has helped to change all of that. The neck spider is absolutely perfect, it gives me the support I need in exactly the right places and has helped eliminate the upper back and lower neck pain that haunted me for years. The X Spider is also a favorite of mine because of its versatility and ability to ease just about any ache or pain that may come about during training or competitions.
I've used Spider Tech sporadically in past seasons, always with thorough results. But now in 2013, having Spider Tech on board as a team sponsor gives us a huge variety of their product readily available, which is a huge advantage as compared to year's past. Rather than optimistically knocking on another team trainer's door after a stage hoping that they can lend me some of their tape, having this security and availability is a huge benefit. Working through injuries or just aiding in recovery, Spider Tech's involvement with Cannondale Pro Cycling is outstanding.
SpiderTech has played a major role in my life and in my career in many aspects. This pre-cut kinesiology tape company was the first one to give me a chance BIG TIME at bike racing when I was only 19 years old. They really believed that their product would give us a major advantage in fighting trough the pain professional cycling puts us trough. After trying it for the first time, I could only agree. For me, the SpiderTech tape played an enormous role in not only helping me perform better but also in helping heal from a career-threatening injury. In 2010, I developed tendinitis in both knees after I kept riding several hard races with knee pain following a crash. It turned out my whole body was messed up and that’s where I "really" started to understand the powerful tool that SpiderTech tape was. With the help of the right therapy and the right taping I was able to get back on the bike quick enough for the UCI U23 World Championship two weeks later, a race I came third in. My injuries eventually went away but they showed me some great lessons. This is why I have been wearing SpiderTech tape ever since. You might not always see it on my body because it’s hidden under my Team Cannondale clothing, but they are there. My go-to applications are the lower back and the hip pre-cut spiders. The lower back was because with the number of hours we spent on the bike your back will hurt at one point. I wore the hip spider because as a sprinter, those strong muscles are being ask to work some overtime especially when it comes time for a sprint gallop or to get over the steep climbs we sometimes face.
I recently ran out of the pre-cut applications in a training camp as I had not planned enough tape for my trip, but I still had a box of the new univeral X Spider with me. After finding out on the SpiderTech website how to apply it, I found out the X Spider works just as well as the pre-cuts and are much more versatile. I knew about the X Spider, but I had mainly used them on cold, rainy Belgian days to protect my knees. I really believe it gave me an advantage over my competitor as it kept the blood flow going trough my knees in those arctic conditions.
Overall the SpiderTech tape has helped me perform better through my entire career so far, but because of it, I have also learned to understand my body more. I’m now convinced more then ever that using SpiderTech tape gives me a legal advantage.
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Guillaume Boivin, Pro Cyclist
As a professional athlete, it's extremely important to return to training and competition as soon as possible after an injury. The team is counting on me, the sponsors are counting on me, and I'm counting on myself to get back out there quickly. SpiderTech has enabled me to do just that. After a knee injury kept me out of the beginning of the season, I began taping my knee and saw immediate improvement. The pressure on the knee cap was reduced. Swelling was kept in check. The knee was able to track properly. I was more comfortable in each training session. I finished each training session with less pain. After a few weeks I was good as new! SpiderTech was great for speeding up my recovery.
Philip Mooney, Pro Cyclist
Spider Tech makes a very complex method very simple with their pre cut kinesio tape. Spider Tech is my first option with any injury and has helped get me through injury and pain in some very critical and severe situations.
Zach Osborne, Supercross Star
It went so fast but yet I have so much to say. The pain, the ups and downs, years of preparation to get to this level! But one sure thing, since the beginning of my career, support is essential to make it through all of this. I have been fortunate in that way, so many great people's and companies have help me to elevate my level. A short time ago I tried on my first Spidertech tape on my left knee after years and years of perpetual problems. It changed the rest of my professional career. Since then I can push harder, sustained pain longer and recover from training and races faster. People who know me well knows that I use it literally every single day. It was no different on the stage 5 of the Volta Catalunya when I won my first world tour race and at the same time grab the biggest win of my life! Thank you Spidertech for helping me making that day possible. I wish us many more to come!
François Parisien, Pro Cyclist
As a pain medicine physician and Olympic team physician I applaud your research and innovation in advancing the technology of kinesiology taping. The Spider-Tech products have rapidly become our cutting edge modality implemented for patient pain/edema reduction and functional restoration with better adhesion, less skin irritation and easier application than prior products. Congratulations on a phenomenal product!