Sunday, 22 December 2013

Taping In Style...

Can ah? ekeke

If you watch sports event, not only running; you would've noticed that some athletes sports some kind of tape on their body? Badminton, cycling, swimming too.
Ignore these colourful characters. See the yellow & black thing on the Andrew's knee?  The one I showed with the yellow arrow? That's taping. With Rocktape.

I've used a different brand before and while the jury is still out on the "real" effectiveness of taping, me using KT Tape (the brand I used before); it had helped with me recovery. Helped me to finish a half marathon at Penang Bridge International Marathon last year too!

Yesterday, there was a free Rocktape Kinesio Taping workshop at Athlete Circle. I saw Athlete Circle putting up an annoucement over at their FB page, so I immediately told hubby I wanted to attend it.

Kinesio taping is taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction and was developed 25 years ago by Dr Kenzo Kase. 
The participants that morning. The session started at 11.00am (a bit late than scheduled because the organiser waited for participants who arrived late. There was a bit of jam getting to Jaya One that morning, due to a cycling event or something, it seems).

After a few minutes of introduction of Rocktape and its benefit and use; participants were encouraged to volunteer for the application of Rocktape by the product specialist.
Nifty Rocktape design. There are more to select. Rehabilitate in style...
Those who had issue (knee issues, calf pain, arm, etc) stepped up to get Rocktape applied on their problem areas. Almost made me wish I am injured too, just to get Rocktaped! Miahaha!!! *touch wood* *touch wood*
 
 
Everyone was in rapt attention watching the Rocktape specialist putting on tapes on each of the problem spot of the participants.

It was a very informative event for me to learn more about performance/sport taping. I also had the chance to meet regular faces at running events that I haven't had the chance to talk or say hi before. Hi Leen! Hi Man! *wave wave* hihi

Almost forgot pulak... for those who want to know more about the product, go ahead and visit their website.

And before anyone ask... No, I'm not paid to do this post yeah... ;)

16 comments:

  1. Wow, very informative to us as well!!! =]

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    1. Good to know. ^^

      Always good to learn new stuff, right? :)

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    2. Yup!!! Yup!!! 100% agree!!! =]

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  2. Sure an useful tool for those needed!

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  3. That's an interesting piece of information. I didn't know about that.

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  4. wah, this is indeed something new to me lah.. taping?? and i thought what does taping means.. at first i thought you mis-spelt Taiping, and later i wonder if you actually meant tapping?? so it's really TAPING.. ah, the ulu sua-koo SK~~ :D

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    1. so now there's this technology where you tape something on your body and that can ease your pain and probably give you more power?? hey, then it's even more wondrous than those "hisamitsu" pads huh??

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    2. ah, nice!! always something new that i learn from reading Mak Glam's sharing in her blog!! Rocktape is a natural-hybrid product and consists of 97% cotton, 3% nylon and uses no drugs. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic acrylic based adhesive and contains no latex. aiyoh, just some fabric and it could ease muscle pains?? amazing dei~~

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    3. did you manage to get some samples from the event to try on?? :p

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    4. From what I gleaned from the workshop, the taping helps somehow to promote better blood flow and promote faster recovery. You can tape areas with bruises to make the swelling & bruises heal faster too.

      Very interesting, right?

      I guess for those who are looking for optimum recovery, perhaps both drugs (i.e. medicine) and this kind of taping could work hand-in-hand. :)

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    5. Samples? Ada.

      But I refrained from being a total auntie. Took two "only" HAHAHA

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  5. Can you buy tape to support tired brain muscles?

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    1. Poor jungle woman. Overworked & overstressed?

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  6. You cannot learn "Kinesio Taping" from a "Rocktape specialist." They are NOT the same.

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