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Using RockTape for Orangetheory and High Intensity Interval Training

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Over the last few years, Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) has been making big waves in class-based high intensity interval training (HIIT). OTF’s workouts last about an hour and they’re pre-programmed for members, so all you have to do it show up and sweat! OTF’s edge is the reliance on heart rate monitors for each athlete during the workout. Most people overdo their effort compared to what their HR guidelines are, so monitoring heart rate is a smart way for OTF to scale the workout to each individual in the class while also giving them technology-based feedback at the end of every class. read more…

How RockTape Can Support Good Posture

 

Did you know faulty posture is associated with ill health?

Studies show that correct posture increases physical attractiveness, confidence and internal positivity. Slouching can add strain to muscles and put stress on the spine. This can change the anatomical characteristics of the spine, leading to constricted blood vessels and nerves, as well as problems with muscles, discs, and joints. Good posture is critical to reducing back and neck pain.

Kinesiology tape can make a huge impact on your form. RockTape can cue your posture around the clock. How? After securing your ideal body position with RockTape, you’ll experience continued feedback for as long as the tape is applied. If you begin to deviate from your ideal posture, your brain will feel the pull of the tape and cue your body to return your desired position.

Now you know! 😁

See our YouTube channel for more posture applications.

 

Support Your Knees

Support Your Knees

The knee is the largest joint in the body and one of the most easily injured. Whether it’s a niggly pain from repetitive pressure, or something more severe during high impact sports, knee injuries are all too familiar in both competitive and recreational sport. read more…

How RockTape Can Boost Your Climbing Game

How RockTape Can Boost Your Climbing Game

Rock climbing is a tough sport, and not just because it is done with the added excitement of being at dangerous heights off the ground. Cuts and abrasions, dislocations, various ligament tears and tendonitis are all common things most climbers deal with from time to time. A British study of recreational rock climbers found that 40% of injuries occurred in the fingers, 16% in the shoulders, 12% in the elbows and carpal tunnel syndrome was found in about 25% of climbers. read more…

We are #BostonStrong

We are #BostonStrong

The Boston Marathon is the oldest annual marathon and one of the most famous racing events. Of the six world majors, the Boston Marathon has the most dynamic and inspiring history. We’re always humbled to be a part of it! Every year we’ve had a presence at the expo, we’re taken aback by the concentration of inspirational stories we hear from the athletes we’re taping up for the race. Here are some of the runners we met this year:

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