Sunday, July 28th, 2013
Canterbury have recently launched a range of rugby boots for every position. Taking into consideration speed and control for the backs, and stampede and phoenix for the forwards.
Canterbury’s Control Pro 6 Stud are engineered for kickers and backs with added flexibility in the forefoot aiding kicking and increased support and fit. Constructed using the latest technology these performance enhancing Pro boots feature excellent EVA pre-moulded sock liner which provides superior support and cushioning. The Canterbury Control Pro 6 stud boot is finished with a soft and durable synthetic with 3D rubberised print. These rugby boots 6 stud format offer stability in the rear and mid foot whilst remaining flexible in the forefoot, enhancing agility and speed.
Canterbury’s Speed Elite 6 Stud are an excellent fit and are ideal for Backs players, enhancing the players performance without compromising comfort. Constructed with Kangaroo leather upper, these sport boots offer superior comfort like no other. Featuring a 3D silicone print creating a striking looking boot that is engineered for greatness. Canterbury has thought of everything with this boot, featuring a concealed ghilly lacing system with internal strapping creating the optimum fit and support aided further by the neoprene tongue, enhancing your game.
The Canterbury Stampede offers an excellent fit that is designed specifically for forwards positions. The 8 stud construction and reinforced zones on the outsole, offers excellent durability, flexibility and stability in the foot. This Canterbury Stampede rugby boot offers outstanding fit and support throughout the boot with PU micoperforation heel lining that is non-absorbent with great comfort and durability. Featuring a concealed ghilly lacing system, the new Stampede rugby boot enhances comfort and support with great cushioning.
Canterbury’s Phoenix Club 8 Stud rugby boots are suitable for Forwards and Backs with added comfort and enhanced support for the whole foot. Constructed from texturized synthetic leather with pearlescent finish, these versatile boots lightweight and durable properties make them ideal rugby boots all year round. Engineered using the latest technology these performance enhancing Phoenix Club rugby boots feature Patent PU/ HF embossed heel counter providing stability in the rear of the foot and an non-absorbent heel lining.
Sunday, July 28th, 2013
We have been getting to grips with manufacturing sports equipment lately at SPORTSTECHREVIEW, so thought we would share some of the videos we have found. This week its golf. The making of golf balls, wedges, and drivers.
The videos are short so have a quick watch to see what goes on.
Hope you enjoyed them!!
Saturday, July 20th, 2013
Have you ever been without a drink on a run and thought, “I know, I will wring my t-shirt out and drink the sweat”? No. Me neither, but there now exists a special filter designed to allow water vapor to pass through easily, but traps bacteria, salts and fibers from the clothes. Then the Sweat Machine heats and spins clothes to extract the liquid from them into potable water. Designed and built by Swedish engineer and TV personality Andreas Hammar, Unicef hope the machine will highlight the fact that 780 million people in the world still lack access to any clean water.
Hopefully the unique filter designed by Hammar in collobration with The Royal Insitutue of Technology in Stockholm, will reach the sports market and become the next Goretex.
Saturday, July 20th, 2013
Nike’s ability to create a classic clean look with outstanding details is second to none. I know this has been out a while, but I just have to share Nike’s football shirt gallery!!
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Mo Farrah, and the Olympic 10km silver medalist America’s Galen Rupp, have been undertaking a focussed training regime by their coach and mentor Alberto Salazar. Alberto best known for his performances in the New York City Marathons in the early 1980s and his American track records of 13:11.93 for 5,000 m (July 6, 1982 – Stockholm) and 27:25.61 for 10,000 m – (June 26, 1982 – Oslo), has become a legend in the middle- and long-distance disciplines. Training elite athletes at the Nike Oregon Project, Alberto is known for complete focus, detail and novel-training techniques. One of those was to improve the breathing efficiency, through the intercostal muscles, of his athletes using RespiBelt.
RespiBelt is a specially constructed compression belt which allows you to train your breathing and chest muscles during exercise by providing an adjustable load. We are all very familar with training our biceps, legs, abs, by doing exercises such as bicep curls, squats and crunches, but what we don’t have, until now, is a way of training the inspiratory breathing muscles during exercise. Training our inspiratory muscles can improve our breathing efficiency, running economy, help with asthma, and make us use less energy. But please don’t look at the product and think you can use any old elastic belt. The team at Progressive Sports Technologies have spent years developing the right tension in the elastic. If the tension is too high it can overload the muscles, too low and you don’t get any benefit. If you get it just right, like in the RespiBelt, then you can achieve much better performance like the British Triathletes (wording from RespiBelt website):
“The first trial of early prototypes was performed with the support of British Triathlon and four of their TASS athletes over an 11 week period. The results of the training intervention proved very interesting. The participants significantly enhanced running economy measures, along with reduced sub-maximal oxygen utilisation and minute ventilation which was considered by British Triathlon scientists as being atypical of results expected due to habitual training adaptations. This prompted further investigation into the RespiBelt using a larger sample size with the addition of a control group. The second trial was performed with 12 competitive athletes over only a 4 week period. Additional measures were taken in addition to the measures previously investigated. All the measures showed positive changes compared to the control group who undertook the same training regime. Breathing endurance improved as did, sub-maximal oxygen consumption, % VO2max, sub-maximal minute ventilation and heart rate. Further improvements in running economy, respiratory frequency and minute ventilation were also present.“
RespiBelt comes in 6 sizes that are derived by measuring your chest: X-Small – chest sizes 75 to 80cm; Small – chest sizes 81 to 88cm; Medium – chest sizes 89 to 96cm; L arge – chest sizes 97 to 106cm; and X-Large – chest sizes 107 to 118cm.
If you would like to purchase the best accessory for training breathing muscles then please click on this link to buy the RespiBelt.