By Dotsie Bausch
We always stuff our loved ones stockings with little somethings that evoke a special feeling or emotion and will make them smile wide. Usually its their favorite candy, or sweet treats that they don’t allow themselves to indulge on normally throughout the year OR some funny gag gift that they end up throwing away eventually. The Holidays are a wonderful time of year and inspire closeness and a chance to show that you deeply care about that special someone. Why not stuff those stockings to show that Santa really knows his stuff this year? (pun intended). I have put together a short list of items that I am certain your favorite cycling nut/health enthusiast will truly dig. These items were critical in my preparation and success at the 2012 Olympic Games where I took home a silver in track cycling.
1. Spider Tech Kinesiology Tape- Magic tape that does it all!
SpiderTech is a leading brand of kinesiology tape used for reduction of pain, swelling and enhancement of athletic performance. SpiderTech kinesiology tape is designed to mimic the properties of skin, with a certain amount of elastic stretch to provide dynamic support to the body while not restricting normal movement and is used for all types of musculoskeletal injuries, as well as nerve related conditions.
It will stay on for 3-5 days when applied correctly. AMAZING!! SpiderTech tape has been designed to stay on during all types of activities including in the water. Due to its skin-like make up, SpiderTech provides a ‘dynamic’ type of support to the body without fully restricting normal movement usually experienced with other types of sport/athletic tape. Its so easy to use, drug free and you can do it yourself!
With more than a decade of racing my bike at the professional level and in international competition, I know that injuries are part of sports. I have successfully utilized SpiderTech to overcome physical setbacks. The Hip Spider has been instrumental in my healing from sciatica. Nothing worked before Spider Tape to help keep the pain at bay while I healed. I always had pain and since I always train hard, I lived on Ibuprophen, which had me very concerned for the health of my liver. SpiderTech makes it so I can take care of my body inside and out.
For me, SpiderTech is not only for training and racing at my best, but also for traveling on long flights across the globe. When I sit for long hours when traveling, my lower back and IT bands get very tight. The Lower Back and Hip Spiders keep me loose and the blood flow uninterrupted. I arrive at my destination feeling ready to ride and train the first day, instead of spending two or three days trying get rid of “airplane legs.”
This incredible magic tape comes in very cool colors and my favorite’s are the “X” Spider and the “Y” Spider as they are easiest to use and will fit perfectly into any size stocking in their very sassy and cool small aluminum box, about the size of a TV remote. Order up: http://www.spidertech.com