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Athletic compression not only for distance runners

LONG jumper Mitch Watt is largely unknown but.......  the Brisbane-based jumper will head into the London Olympics as the gold medal favourite. Watt has turned a pair of long black compression socks into part of his jumping wardrobe, a fashion the country's young jumpers have been quick to emulate. Now if he can only jump to his potential in London, the socks might reach cult status for the unlikely trendsetter.

"In Europe last year Adidas randomly sent me a pair of compression socks in the mail. It was cold in Cologne and I am not superstitious, but I had a great training session wearing them, and the next competition was in Stockholm so I said I might as well wear them," says 24-year-old Watt.

"The first competition I broke Jai (Taurima's national) record and then in the competition after that I broke the stadium record in Crystal Palace. Then someone told me that at this year's all-school nationals at Olympic Park half the... ...read full post

 

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posted by Bill Schroedter
on Mon., May 7th, 2012
in law firm

Jeannie White to compete in IRONMAN in at Tempe Arizona!

I am about to compete in my first full Ironman competition!

I am an avid triathlete and have competed in numerous competitions over the past several years. I have been training exclusively for the full Ironman for the past 1 1/2 years and am now ready. I chose Tempe Arizona as the place to fulfill this lifelong goal. This competition is the ultimate athletic competition that tests the mind as well as the body! For any readers that are not familiar with a full ironman, it is outlined below.

Swim Course (2.4 miles)

The race kicks off with a single-loop swim in Tempe Town Lake. The deep-water start is just east of the Mill Ave. bridges and begins by heading east. The rectangular course will go just past Rural Road bridge and first turn north and then west all the way back under the Mill Ave. bridges, where another turn south will put athletes on course to head straight back to shore and transition at Tempe Beach Park. Water temperatures should be in the low to mid-60s F.

Bike Course (112 miles)

The relatively flat three-loop course heads out of Tempe and zig-zags out to the Beeline Highway, which gradually climbs approximately 10 miles through... ...read full post

 

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posted by Jean White
on Wed., Nov 16th, 2011
in Compression Socks Runners

Do Compression Socks Really Work For Runners?

If you’ve been at a road race recently or watched Pro’s like Chris Solinksy or Paula Radcliffe race, you might have noticed the extremely long compression socks that are seemingly popping up everywhere. While Radcliffe was probably the earliest adopter to the compression socks while racing trend, it seems like in the last year the idea of wearing compression socks when running or after running has taken off.

As I’ve mentioned before, “new” trends/ideas seem to go through a cycle of heavy emphasis or de-emphasis before settling into around their likely place. So, where do compression socks fall and more importantly do they work?

I’ve been wanting to do a post on compression socks for a while, because they seem like the new “fad”. CEP sent me a nice pair of compression socks to test out, so that solved my problem of critiquing something I haven’t used. I was determined to give a critical review of the science behind it and then my practical experience. As you’ll see shortly, there is a lot of mixed research on compression socks that is likely due to the wide variety of types used and the types of people used in the studies. It’s likely that... ...read full post

 

admin
posted by Jean White
on Thu., Sep 8th, 2011
in Compression Socks Runners

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