Health

Saturday 23 August 2014

Glow with the flow

Nike's new Pro Recovery Hypertight
From left: Garmin's Forerunner 910XT, Forerunner 620 and Forerunner 220
The Adidas Copa Mundial Samba collection comes in five colour combinations

Nike introduces its first product specifically designed to assist the recovery process, the Nike Pro Recovery Hypertight.

Switching focus from training to post-training, the tights are designed to be worn during active recovery – the stage where the body is moving, but not competing or engaged in intense exercise.

The tights have been developed on insights from athletes, physiologists, scientists and coaches. The result? A compression fit tight that reduces swelling by putting pressure exactly where it is needed. The power grid pattern creates a smooth transition down the leg with compression firmest at the ankle. Priced at €105, they are available at nike.com/ie

BOOT UP TO SAMBA STYLE

Get your foot in the door early and gear up for World Cup 2014 with the Adidas Copa Mundial Samba collection.

The classic Adidas Copa Mundial football boot is getting a major makeover in time for the World Cup in Brazil. Available in five colour combinations, why not inject a little samba into your game?

The new-look Mundials still feature all the things that make the Copa boot such a favourite for football fans – leather upper, stitched details and classic fold-down tongue.

Available at adidas.ie in limited numbers, priced at €175.

FIT Hit: Garmin Connect Workouts program

Asher Senyk

AVAILABLE FREE WITH GARMIN DEVICES

Requires a Garmin Forerunner 220, 620, 910XT and many more.

One of the best ways you can make your indoor working a success is by starting your session with a strategy. The Garmin Connect website enables you to develop your program, then transfer the information to your GPS watch. My typical treadmill workout session might consist of a 5:4:3:2:1 program (five-minute warm-up, four-minute run, three-minute walk, two-minute run, one-minute walk) repeated three times. Workouts can be customised to do intervals (like above) or according to distance.

Easy program to follow as your GPS watch gives you exact timing and reminders.

Requires set up online prior to workout.

Irish Independent

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