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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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Skyrunning comes to Glencoe, Scotland

With news of a new Scottish skyrunning event, the Glencoe Skyline, we take a look at this more extreme style of running. What is skyrunning?: The basics are: Distance + Vertical = Skyrunning. The sport is actually very specific. It requires runners to traverse mountains above 2,000m (6,600ft) and includes inclines that exceed 30%, although […]

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RockTape relief for bruising

Snowboarding can be injury-prone and most often it’s a fall backwards that causes the greatest damage. Recently, while snowboarding in the French Alps, the back edge of my board hit a lump of ice and thumped me hard on to the ground. The fall left me with a large bruise to my butt and a […]

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Rocktape kinesiology tape

What do we know about the effects of kinesiology tape?

The bright colours of kinesiology tape can be spotted everywhere. You will see it at gyms, in pools, at running races, on football pitches and at tennis matches, among many other sporting arenas. The tape, RockTape specifically, adorns the legs of international footballer Gareth Bales, the back of tennis star Novak Djokovic and has been […]

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Top 10 Christmas gifts for fitness fans

Christmas presents come in all shapes, sizes and budgets but the gift of a fitter and injury-free 2015 is priceless. We recommend 10 great presents for that special fitness lover in your life.   Pop a top quality Trigger Point Massage Ball into the toe of a stocking (instead of the traditional orange). The original […]

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Five mountain biking injuries and how to treat them

Scotland is a Mecca for mountain bikers with great trail centres, including Glentress and Fort William, as well as many miles of country and remote singletrack. The popularity of the sport keeps on growing and there are now a multitude of disciplines within the MTB genre, including x-country, enduro, downhill, cyclocross and even fat biking. […]

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10 tips to avoid winter running injuries

Winter can be cold, dark and wet – but it doesn’t mean you need to give up on your running. However, it does mean that you should take more care. It’s far easier to pick up an injury or sustain a fall when the light fades, the temperatures drop and the rain creates mud, slippery […]

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Transalpine ‘sea of RockTape legs’

We blogged recently about two Scotland-based women who won last minute entries to the infamously tough Transalpine race. The Gore-Tex Transalpine Run takes place annually at the end of the summer and includes eight days of running over nine stages across the Alps. The total distance is 293 km distance with a leg shattering 13,730 […]

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