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Archive for Equipment

July 20th, 2012

Foam Rollers Are Awesome – Why You Should Use One

Foam RollerFoam rollers are great. I cannot recommend them enough. Using one provides health benefits, but even if it didn’t, it feels good to use! Foam rollers are essentially a way to give yourself a massage. Made from a dense foam material, they are able to apply firm but gentle pressure to your muscles. If you’ve never tried it, rolling over what is basically a denser version of a noodle that you might find at a swimming pool might seem odd, but there are many benefits.

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June 19th, 2012

Tracking Your Runs – Nike Plus SportBand Review

One of the keys to being a successful runner is following a training plan. And, unless you’ve hired a coach, to follow that training plan you’re going to need to track your runs. There is a lot of equipment out there to help you track your runs. One of these is the Nike Plus system. It is a cost-effective alternative to a true GPS watch. It uses a chip that you place in your Nike shoe, which links to the SportBand. Instead of measuring your location from a satellite, the chip measures the length of time and force your foot strikes the ground with to determine how fast and far you’re moving.

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