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Rock Creek Runner | The Trail Runner’s Gear Guide: Summer 2014
Rock Creek Runner | The Trail Runner’s Gear Guide: Summer 2014
Rock Creek Runner | The Trail Runner’s Gear Guide: Summer 2014
Rock Creek Runner | The Trail Runner’s Gear Guide: Summer 2014

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Whether you're planning a two-hour hike or a backpacking trip across the famous Pacific Crest Trail, it's important...

Whether you're planning a two-hour hike or a backpacking trip across the famous Pacific Crest Trail, it’s important to plan ahead and have good habits in place so you can enjoy yourself and avoid injury. While you want to make the most of your outdoor adventure, you also want to be prepared for whatever may come your way—from unpredictable weather and getting lost to avoiding mosquitoes, ticks and those evil parasites that hide deep along the trail. Here are five important habits you should develop for healthy, happy hiking.

1. Start Early

While this may sound awful to you night owls, starting early is the best way to make sure you have the best time possible. If you choose a popular trail, guess what? It will probably be packed, so the earlier you go, the less time you'll have to wait and the less people you'll have to navigate around. For those longer hikes, the more daylight you have to start with, the less chance you’ll have of getting stuck on the trail once the sun has gone down.

2. Proper Hydration

Even on the shortest hikes, dehydration is always a risk. Bring at least two bottles and drink water consistently throughout your hike so that you never get thirsty. This is essential even in cold weather, as dehydration can lead to hypothermia, as our bodies need fluids to warm up. Whenever you come to water source, finish off a bottle and re-fill it.

3. Keep Your Feet Dry

Your feet are your most important equipment for hiking—and experienced hikers will tell you that getting your feet wet is a disaster on a hike. Instead of just bringing an extra pair of socks, go a step further and rock some compression socks. The ones designed by Thirty48 are perfect because they’re made with COOLMAX® fabric, which is specifically designed to move moisture away to help your feet stay dry. Another benefit of hiking with compression socks is that they help create airflow which also helps keep your feet cool—and who doesn’t like feeling “aired out” on a long hike!

4. Rock a Hat

A hat keeps your head cool and protects it from the outdoor elements. It also shields your eyes and stops you from squinting, while helping you to avoid sunburn. You may also want to wear sunglasses to provide your eyes with added protection.

5. Bring Survival Essentials

We’re not just talking about bringing trail mix and your iPod. You may think that there are no risks involved with a short local hike, but it’s better to be prepared for anything that comes your way. You may want to bring a compass, a pocket knife, sunscreen, toilet paper, a bandana and even rain gear, depending on the area.

Image Credit: wallbase.cc

trianthlon compression sleeve

Whether you're planning a two-hour hike or a backpacking trip across the famous Pacific Crest Trail, it's important...

Whether you're planning a two-hour hike or a backpacking trip across the famous Pacific Crest Trail, it’s important to plan ahead and have good habits in place so you can enjoy yourself and avoid injury. While you want to make the most of your outdoor adventure, you also want to be prepared for whatever may come your way—from unpredictable weather and getting lost to avoiding mosquitoes, ticks and those evil parasites that hide deep along the trail. Here are five important habits you should develop for healthy, happy hiking.

1. Start Early

While this may sound awful to you night owls, starting early is the best way to make sure you have the best time possible. If you choose a popular trail, guess what? It will probably be packed, so the earlier you go, the less time you'll have to wait and the less people you'll have to navigate around. For those longer hikes, the more daylight you have to start with, the less chance you’ll have of getting stuck on the trail once the sun has gone down.

2. Proper Hydration

Even on the shortest hikes, dehydration is always a risk. Bring at least two bottles and drink water consistently throughout your hike so that you never get thirsty. This is essential even in cold weather, as dehydration can lead to hypothermia, as our bodies need fluids to warm up. Whenever you come to water source, finish off a bottle and re-fill it.

3. Keep Your Feet Dry

Your feet are your most important equipment for hiking—and experienced hikers will tell you that getting your feet wet is a disaster on a hike. Instead of just bringing an extra pair of socks, go a step further and rock some compression socks. The ones designed by Thirty48 are perfect because they’re made with COOLMAX® fabric, which is specifically designed to move moisture away to help your feet stay dry. Another benefit of hiking with compression socks is that they help create airflow which also helps keep your feet cool—and who doesn’t like feeling “aired out” on a long hike!

4. Rock a Hat

A hat keeps your head cool and protects it from the outdoor elements. It also shields your eyes and stops you from squinting, while helping you to avoid sunburn. You may also want to wear sunglasses to provide your eyes with added protection.

5. Bring Survival Essentials

We’re not just talking about bringing trail mix and your iPod. You may think that there are no risks involved with a short local hike, but it’s better to be prepared for anything that comes your way. You may want to bring a compass, a pocket knife, sunscreen, toilet paper, a bandana and even rain gear, depending on the area.

Image Credit: wallbase.cc

trianthlon compression sleeve

When it comes to professional sports, the days of throwing on the basic uniform and protective gear are over...

When it comes to professional sports, the days of throwing on the basic uniform and protective gear are over. Now athletes are doing whatever it takes to increase comfort, expedite recovery, and of course, maximize performance. When the pros see their rivals rocking gear like specialized running socks and compression sleeves, they’re going to level the playing field—and NFL players are a perfect example. Whether it’s for the additional muscle support and increased circulation or team superstition, football players can’t resist compression gear.

Here are just a few NFL players who’ve rocked compression gear on the bench, on the field and at the Super Bowl to pick up their first Vince Lombardi trophy.

1. Russell Wilson

Wilson is the sixth quarterback since 1984 to start a Super Bowl in just his second NFL season, following Kurt Warner, Tom Brady, Dan Marino, Ben Roethlisberger and Colin Kaepernick. As a result, the 25-year-old led the Seattle Seahawks to win their first Super Bowl trophy.

2. Richard Sherman

Sherman is another member of the team who crushed the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII—the third largest point differential in Super bowl history. The cornerback has had more interceptions (20) and defended more passes (61) than any other NFL player since entering the league, earning him his place in the “Legion of Boom” and prompting many analysts to deem him the best cornerback in the league. Perhaps it’s those compression running socks that are giving him that extra edge.

3. Aaron Rodgers

The Green Bay Packers’ quarterback is another champion who wears compression gear. After backing up the iconic Brett Favre for three years, in 2008, Rodgers became the Packers’ starting quarterback and led the team to win the Super Bowl XLV after the 2010 season. 2011 was a big year for Rodgers—he was named Super Bowl MVP, the Associated Press Athlete of the Year and was voted League MVP. Rodgers keeps his muscles warm with compression sleeves and socks on those cold game days in Green Bay.

4. Ben Roethlisberger

It’s true—Big Ben wears compression running socks! At the age of 23, Roethlisberger led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 21-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL, becoming the youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback in NFL history. He is considered one of the league’s most efficient passers and currently has the fourth highest career winning percentage (.710) as a starter in the regular season.

5. Cam Newton

Another compression-loving quarterback, Newton led the Panthers’ successful 2013 season, with a 12-4 record and a first round bye in the Playoffs. After playing college football for the Auburn Tigers, Newton won the Heisman Trophy and was the Panthers’ first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He is the only player in the modern era to be awarded the Heisman Trophy win a national championship, and become the first overall pick in the NFL draft all in the same one-year span. Newton was also elected for the 2014 Pro Bowl.

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trianthlon compression sleeve

When it comes to professional sports, the days of throwing on the basic uniform and protective gear are over...

When it comes to professional sports, the days of throwing on the basic uniform and protective gear are over. Now athletes are doing whatever it takes to increase comfort, expedite recovery, and of course, maximize performance. When the pros see their rivals rocking gear like specialized running socks and compression sleeves, they’re going to level the playing field—and NFL players are a perfect example. Whether it’s for the additional muscle support and increased circulation or team superstition, football players can’t resist compression gear.

Here are just a few NFL players who’ve rocked compression gear on the bench, on the field and at the Super Bowl to pick up their first Vince Lombardi trophy.

1. Russell Wilson

Wilson is the sixth quarterback since 1984 to start a Super Bowl in just his second NFL season, following Kurt Warner, Tom Brady, Dan Marino, Ben Roethlisberger and Colin Kaepernick. As a result, the 25-year-old led the Seattle Seahawks to win their first Super Bowl trophy.

2. Richard Sherman

Sherman is another member of the team who crushed the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII—the third largest point differential in Super bowl history. The cornerback has had more interceptions (20) and defended more passes (61) than any other NFL player since entering the league, earning him his place in the “Legion of Boom” and prompting many analysts to deem him the best cornerback in the league. Perhaps it’s those compression running socks that are giving him that extra edge.

3. Aaron Rodgers

The Green Bay Packers’ quarterback is another champion who wears compression gear. After backing up the iconic Brett Favre for three years, in 2008, Rodgers became the Packers’ starting quarterback and led the team to win the Super Bowl XLV after the 2010 season. 2011 was a big year for Rodgers—he was named Super Bowl MVP, the Associated Press Athlete of the Year and was voted League MVP. Rodgers keeps his muscles warm with compression sleeves and socks on those cold game days in Green Bay.

4. Ben Roethlisberger

It’s true—Big Ben wears compression running socks! At the age of 23, Roethlisberger led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 21-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL, becoming the youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback in NFL history. He is considered one of the league’s most efficient passers and currently has the fourth highest career winning percentage (.710) as a starter in the regular season.

5. Cam Newton

Another compression-loving quarterback, Newton led the Panthers’ successful 2013 season, with a 12-4 record and a first round bye in the Playoffs. After playing college football for the Auburn Tigers, Newton won the Heisman Trophy and was the Panthers’ first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He is the only player in the modern era to be awarded the Heisman Trophy win a national championship, and become the first overall pick in the NFL draft all in the same one-year span. Newton was also elected for the 2014 Pro Bowl.

Image Credit: hdwallpapers247.com

trianthlon compression sleeve

Whether you’re training to be an Olympic athlete, play in a local sports league or are a weekend warrior...

Whether you’re training to be an Olympic athlete, play in a local sports league or are a weekend warrior with good intentions, there are many ways to boost your athletic performance. Even if your dreams of playing in the NBA fell short when you topped out at five-foot-seven, you can still dominate the local courts using the following strategies.

1. Proper Fuel

The right diet is critical for performing at your peak, whether at the gym, on the courts or in the water. Eat a well-balanced diet with lots of lean protein to help you build lean muscle mass and opt for complex, fiber-rich carbs. Eat lots of clean, unprocessed foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid foods with lots of sugar and refined flour. Always make hydration a priority, especially after a vigorous workout so that you can replenish some of the fluids and electrolytes that were used up during your training.

2. Increase Your Intensity

When you exercise and train on a regular basis, it’s important to change up your workout and increase the intensity over time, otherwise you’ll find yourself hitting a plateau. Plateaus are the worst—you stop seeing results even when you’re working hard, which can be very frustrating. Step up your workouts and constantly switch them up to keep your muscles confused and working extra hard. This will help you overcome plateaus and keep building strength and power so that you’ll be able to explode whenever you step onto the football field, tennis court or anywhere else you want to unleash your inner athlete. The better and smarter you train, the more successful all of your athletic efforts will be.

3. Compression Gear

Speaking of smarter training, there are tools that can maximize your athletic performance such as top-of-the-line compression sleeves and running socks. There’s a reason so many professional athletes rock them—and it’s not just because they’re so stylish! Thirty48’s cutting-edge compression sleeves and running socks feature Catalyst AF Design that creates airflow and boosts circulation, resulting in faster recovery and more efficient muscle contraction. Ultimately, this will help increase mobility and boost your overall performance.

Image Credit: wallbase.cc

trianthlon compression sleeve

Whether you’re training to be an Olympic athlete, play in a local sports league or are a weekend warrior...

Whether you’re training to be an Olympic athlete, play in a local sports league or are a weekend warrior with good intentions, there are many ways to boost your athletic performance. Even if your dreams of playing in the NBA fell short when you topped out at five-foot-seven, you can still dominate the local courts using the following strategies.

1. Proper Fuel

The right diet is critical for performing at your peak, whether at the gym, on the courts or in the water. Eat a well-balanced diet with lots of lean protein to help you build lean muscle mass and opt for complex, fiber-rich carbs. Eat lots of clean, unprocessed foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid foods with lots of sugar and refined flour. Always make hydration a priority, especially after a vigorous workout so that you can replenish some of the fluids and electrolytes that were used up during your training.

2. Increase Your Intensity

When you exercise and train on a regular basis, it’s important to change up your workout and increase the intensity over time, otherwise you’ll find yourself hitting a plateau. Plateaus are the worst—you stop seeing results even when you’re working hard, which can be very frustrating. Step up your workouts and constantly switch them up to keep your muscles confused and working extra hard. This will help you overcome plateaus and keep building strength and power so that you’ll be able to explode whenever you step onto the football field, tennis court or anywhere else you want to unleash your inner athlete. The better and smarter you train, the more successful all of your athletic efforts will be.

3. Compression Gear

Speaking of smarter training, there are tools that can maximize your athletic performance such as top-of-the-line compression sleeves and running socks. There’s a reason so many professional athletes rock them—and it’s not just because they’re so stylish! Thirty48’s cutting-edge compression sleeves and running socks feature Catalyst AF Design that creates airflow and boosts circulation, resulting in faster recovery and more efficient muscle contraction. Ultimately, this will help increase mobility and boost your overall performance.

Image Credit: wallbase.cc


 

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