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How Effective Is a Trigger Point Ball?

We talk to Willum Ogden, a qualified sports and massage therapist, about using the BLACKROLL® Balls and using them to target knots and tight spots. I’m sure you have heard the old, ‘sit on a cricket ball’, ‘use half a tennis ball’ but what does that do? The theory behind the concept is that it […]

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Salomon Sunset Series

BLACKROLL Join The Salomon Sunset Series

BLACKROLL® is excited to be joining the Salomon Sunset Series this summer, starting in Leeds at the beautiful Harewood Estate. We’ll be on hand to offer advice to runners about pre and post exercises and how to get the best out of foam rolling. There will also be competitions to win the best in BLACKROLL products […]

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Pregnancy and Sports Injury:Tackling Osteitis Pubis

  Kate Pearson is a personal trainer, mother and endurance athlete who suffers from the painful and disruptive condition called Osteitis Pubis, a common problem for athletes and pregnant women. Kate has been using Supacore CORETECH tights to help combat her injury and she talks to us about her diagnosis, racing and how swimming is keeping […]

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Five Minutes with Paddy McAllister

1.You currently play for Gloucester Rugby – how long have you been with you current team and what has been the biggest difference since joining them? I am coming into the end of my second season with Gloucester Rugby and will be here for another 2 years, the biggest difference here than in previous teams […]

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Getting Back to Football Fitness

    BLACKROLL supported athlete Gemma Shepherd plays for Charlton Ladies Football Club, currently 3rd in the Southern Division Premier League. Following a recent injury and hip operation, Gemma and her Physiotherapist Gary Faber give us an insight into her recovery and advice on how to get back to full football fitness. 1. Can you […]

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ROCKTAPE Golden Rules for Application

ROCKTAPE share their Golden Rules for applying kinesiology tape to help you recover better and faster from injury. Only apply the tape to clean, dry skin and shave the area if needed – hairy legs are not helpful! Always round the ends off once you cut from the roll. Place on the skin with no […]

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Endurance Training Tips: Strength & Recovery

We meet Chris Stirling, a record setting endurance mountain runner and triathlete based in the outdoor playground of the Lake District. With so many miles to training for, strength and recovery are a key element to success. We ask him about his motivations for long distance racing and the key factors to prevent injury and […]

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BLACKROLL for Runners & Athletes

Staying fit, healthy and active are the main goals of most runners. Incorporating BLACKROLL® exercises into your training routine improves mobility, prevents injuries and supports recovery. When used correctly, BLACKROLL® products help restore elasticity in the fascia, the connective tissue surrounding the muscles, joints and bones. Along with stretching and cross training, this will keep […]

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