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Performance gear includes all types of products and services aimed at helping athletes improve their performance. Performance gear is constantly evolving, and it's a hot area for innovation. A steady stream of new products flows to the market, all promising to help athletes get better. Apparel [e.g., sweat-wicking fabrics, compression shorts]; shoes [e.g., basketball sneakers, baseball cleats]; training tools [e.g., speed ladders, hurdles]; and accessories [e.g., heart rate monitors, mouth guards] are just a few of the categories of gear intended to help athletes train and compete at peak levels.

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The Great Footwear Debate

Selecting appropriate footwear for athletic and recreational activities can be difficult due to the array of options we have available today. Couple ...

One Skill All College Athletic Recruits Must Learn

The easiest path to reach such a destination is what's visualized for any high school student-athlete who has their sights set on participating in col...

How To Personalize Technology For Your Training

As more innovation and technology enters our daily lives, they bring better ways to improve our performance training. The days of using a spiral noteb...

12 Must-Have Items in the Athlete's Gym Bag

You don't step into the weight room without a lifting plan. It should be the same with your gear. You can undoubtedly get a challenging workout withou...

10 Things to Have in Your Cheer Bag

Always Be Prepared1. Cheer ShoesYour cheer shoes are very important for cheer practice, especially for flyers. They are designed specifically for stun...

Why It's Crucial To Lift Weights To Prepare For Your Sport

Bodyweight exercises are great! I love them. I feel like after the past few months I have become a lot more experienced with them to the point where m...

Sports Science on a Budget

Load management seems to be the misunderstood teenager of the sports science and performance world. At times it has been vilified to help pamper athle...

A Simple Home Gym Setup and Workout

Although going to a gym is great, you should have your own home gym equipment as well. There may be times that you can't make it to the gym before it...

Settling the Fitness Controversy of Barefoot Running

When Vibram FiveFingers shoes hit the market over a decade ago, they kicked off a trend with far-reaching consequences – barefoot running – and despite...

Firm Footing: How Footwear Impacts Athletic Performance

At some point or another within their careers, athletes fall prey to "paralysis by analysis." They become entangled within a nebula of minutia, scr...

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