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US KIWI'S AND OUR BACKS With 45,847 new claims to ACC for lower back and spine injuries in 2014 due to sports alone its clear that a nation we've got some kind of issue with back pain (source: ACC Statistics).Isolating the underlying cause is well beyond our humble scope, but clearly something is askew. However the time we now spend sitting be it at the office, in the car, or in the comfort of your own home, may have a direct correlation to back pain. Sitting is a static type of posture that increases stress in your back, shoulders, arms,...

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RUNNING AND INJURIES US Studies have pointed to the fact that "the overall yearly incidence rate for running injuries varies between 37 and 56%" (Source: US National Institute of Health), which varies depending on the specificity of the runners concerned (competitive, professional, amateur etc'). The data suggests, as does anecdotal evidence that running is an amazingly beneficial physical pursuit, however not without injury. HOW BLACKROLL® CAN HELP By incorporating BLACKROLL® exercises into your running routine, you'll improve your mobility, boost your recovery and help prevent injuries. You'll be restoring the fascia (the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles, joints and...

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Mini-bands and loop bands are a light, portable, travel-friendly tool that will transform and reshape your quads, glutes, and hamstrings, and if you've never tried a banded exercise, now's the time! You'll feel the difference adding the LOOPBAND can make with traditional lower-body exercises like squats, lunges, clamshells and glute bridges. Try these 5 "must try's", and reap the rewards! Try two sets of this challenging 5-minute routine! 1. The Side Pull Simply stand with the the band around your ankles. Lift one foot off the the floor. Extend your foot laterally, before returning to the starting position slowly. Perform 8...

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  We're proud to once again be in partnership with the Hurricanes for the 2019 Season. The Full squad are issued with an array of BLACKROLL® gear comprising of: Standard Roller BALL08cm LOOP Bands RESISTANCE Bands Mini Head Physio Cam and the Strength & Conditioning team truly believe in the aid that rolling and manipulation plays in the players wellbeing, performance and recovery. The ability to breakdown the Fascia with the Blackroll tools could make the difference in 2019! German design and construction from upto 100% recycled materials means Blackroll® is not only fantastic for the players but also for...

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Another, 9th year, fantastic fundraising event in Havelock North! With over 750 competitors taking part in the Tainui Trail 3.5km or the Te Mata Peak Trail 12.8km. The Te Mata Trail run was won in a smoking hot time of 48:46 by Neil Macdonald, not bad considering the hot, dry conditions. Congratulations to all those who took part or supported, and it was fantastic to be able to offer some Blackroll gear to help a lucky spot prize winner recover:)

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