February 2014

  1. Is Athletic Taping Really Necessary for High School Sports?

    One common question parents have when their teenager participates in high school sports is whether athletic taping is really necessary. Several sports already have their own protective gear, such as helmets, shoulder pads and knee pads. While this equipment does provide protection against impacts, it does not do anything to protect the muscles from being torn, sprained or strained. On...
  2. Zach Bell in His First UCI Race of the Season

    Stage 7 of the Vuelta Independancia, a UCI 2.2 stage race in the Dominican Republic saw Canadian National Road Champion, Zach Bell, in his first UCI race of the season, blast out of the pack to claim second place on the day! Zach, known for his sprinting prowess, comments on the race and how his body is being held together...
  3. Knee Support for Runners Includes Athletic Tape

    Running involves the constant movement and bending of the knees. As your foot hits the ground, if it is not placed correctly, it could cause your muscles to react by tensing up in response from the improper placement. In addition, if you misstep, you may trip and fall down, causing injury to your legs, knees, and other areas of your...
  4. A Spider to the Glut and Louie Amelburu Takes the Win!

    This weekend was the 20th Annual Valley of the Sun stage race in and around Phoenix, Arizona - a prestigious race where over 500 athletes competed. This race is the early season test for many of cycling's brightest stars in masters and professional ranksas they gauge their fitness after a winter of hard and concentrated preparation and training. For SpiderTech...
  5. Ankle Taping Is Beneficial for Both Preventing and Treating Injuries

    There are benefits to ankle taping. It can be used to prevent injuries because it provides added support and strength to the muscles in this area of the body. It is well suited for athletes, runners, joggers, walkers, and those with weak ankles. Another great use for this tape is for people who have to be on their feet for...
  6. Kinesiology Tape Improves Your Posture

    One common cause of neck and back aches is poor posture. The severity and frequency of the stiffness and soreness can vary from one person to the next. In addition, extended periods of poor posture cause damage to the spinal column because it is not properly aligned. Luckily, there are several different methods, such as using kinesiology tape, for improving...
  7. Apply Running Tape before Starting Your Run to Prevent Injury

    Prior to heading out on your morning run, it is worth your time to follow some useful tips, as these may help prevent injuring your body. First, apply running tape to different areas of your body, such as your ankles, calves, knees, groin, hip, hamstring, lower back, shoulder, neck, or other areas that tend to get sore or tender, or...
  8. Reduce Risks for Muscle-Related Injuries by Using Sports Tape

    It is possible to reduce the risks associated with sports injuries related to torn, strained and sprained muscles by using sports tape. This type of tape should be applied prior to the sporting event, like football, basketball or baseball. Uniforms can easily be worn over areas where tape is applied, and they will still feel comfortable. Movements are not restricted...
  9. Use SpiderTech Taping Products with Physical Therapy to Relieve Pain

    Any time you have a serious injury that damages the muscles and tissues in the body, you have to go through a recovery period. Part of your recovery often involves participating in physical therapy and rehabilitative exercises to re-strengthen the damaged muscles and tissues. In between sessions, you normally feel pain and discomfort as the body is slowly healing. Luckily...
  10. Sandy Hudson is a national dart champion and wants sport in Olympics

    When Sandy Hudson whips into the Local Cue Sports Bar in Greenville, she heats up. "Hence, Sandy Storm," Hudson said. Hudson, or "Storm," often ices her competition in a game of darts. "It is a sport, rather than a bar game," she said. And this Storm is drenched in several titles. She's ranked no. 1 in the country in female...

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