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Stretching for cyclists

Time to Ride: Top Stretches for Cyclists

Recovery and stretching are key to making sure you’re fit and flexible to get back in the saddle. Make the most of your riding time with our advice on stretching for cyclists. Cycling is a great cardiovascular exercise and so it is a great way to lose weight and keep our hearts and bodies in […]

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Sports Recovery Advice

Top Tips for Best Sports Recovery

We are becoming more aware as athletes as to the importance of recovery in sport.Sean McFarlane is a coach, journalist and accomplished athlete based in Stirlingshire, Scotland. Putting BLACKROLL and RockTape to good use this season to combat a series of sports injuries, Sean offered up some his top recovery tips for us to share. […]

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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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Off Piste Performance

Are you heading to the slopes this year or just wanting to survive the winter weather.  Well preparation is the key. Check out our Top products to keep warm and supple on and off the Piste. Grid Roller mini – Ideal for rolling out your muscles after a hard day on the slopes! Keep those […]

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How to injury-proof your winter cycling

Winter exercise can leave you prone to more injuries. It’s not simply that the weather conditions, such as ice and snow, provide an arena for potentially more accidents while cycling, but also that muscles tend to be stiffer and chillier when you set out. It is important in winter, more than ever, to prepare your […]

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