If you ask my mother, she’ll tell you I have always been opinionated about certain products and brands. But when it comes to running and biking, that especially hold true! Here are some of my most favorite fitness related products:
Foam Roller: I live and die by the foam roller. Why do I love it so much? It increases circulation and flexibility, loosens connective tissue around your muscles, also known as fascia, and eventually allows for deeper, better muscle contraction. It is like giving yourself a self-massage and deep tissue release. I use this product every day – before and after a workout, and even before and after just plain work!
The Stick: Matt was introduced to this awesome product while training for the triathlon. I also use this on a daily basis. It serves a similar purpose to the foam roller but better for travel and smaller-sized muscle groups – like those in the forearm, lower leg, and neck. You can just throw it in your bag and bring to work, gym, business trip, etc. It helps relieve sore muscles and accelerate recovery time. Get one – it will be your new best friend!
Socks With Thorlo Pads: I wish I could remember how I first got introduced to these socks but the memory escapes me at the moment. They have pads on the balls and heels of the sock, which correlate with the prime landing points when you run. The sock is specifically designed to cushion the impact to these area of your foot, while also super comfortable and breathable – I occasionally wear them even when not running .. that is, when I’m not stealing my husband’s super comfy Puma socks.
Stretch-Out-Strap: This product assists with getting a deeper stretch. It allows you to gradually stretch the major muscle groups without the assistance of a partner. It also comes with a handy booklet that features various stretching techniques. I have been using this product for almost 3 years now and I am very happy with it. It is also very reasonably priced!
Marmot Sylvie Hoody: This is one of the coziest and softest hoodies I own and is also perfect for running. It is super cute and flattering while also super smart – it uses Dri-Release Technology: a patented technology that removes moisture and sweat from the skin, and pushes it to the outside of the garment to be evaporated in the air. Throw it on for a run on a cool evening!
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