Saturday, August 25, 2012

Kinesio Taping Awareness Course @SS

We held a Kinesio Taping awareness course @Sports Solutions this afternoon. Here are some pictures from the course.

Participants all ears

During the practical

Taping for neck pain 

Next awareness course is the last Saturday on September, on 29/9/12. The course is free, you just need to buy a roll of the original Kinesio Tex tapes from us. Call or email us to register. Limited spaces.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Today's Sunday Times 120812

Sports Solutions is quoted in today's Sunday Times newspapers on page 11 of the main section on using Kinesio Tape.

Sports Solutions is having a Kinesio Taping awareness course on 250812 from 2 to 3.30 pm. Admission is free, you just need to buy a roll of the original Kinesio Tex tape from us. We will have this Awareness course every last Saturday of the month. This course is for you to find out more about Kinesio Taping and whether to attend the Kinesio Level 1,2 & 3 courses. Please call us to sign up. Limited to 20 participants.

Use the original Kinesio Tex tapes,

* Picture by Getty Images

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Less Than Fifteen Centimetres

After racing almost 2 hours (1 hr, 59 mins and 48 secs to be exact), first and second place in the women's triathlon at the Olympics was separated by less than fifteen centimetres.

That's really close

Another look

First ever sprint finish that was so close at the Olympics. Nicola Spirig from Switzerland outsprinted Sweden's Lisa Norden by a whisker. Erin Densham was a further 2 seconds adrift in the second picture.

* Photos by Omega & Reuters.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Amazing Swim Performance At Olympics

Some personal thoughts concerning Day 2's swimming action at the Olympics. Top of my list must be how 16 year old Ye Shiwen's time in the 100m freestyle leg was almost faster than men's winner Ryan Lochte in the 400m Individual Medley (58.68s vs 58.65s).

I'm not saying that she is on drugs, but her performance definitely raises some suspicion. Shiwen is only sixteen, and she improved her time by 7 seconds with the 4:35 min she clocked at last year's World Championships by clocking 4:25.43 in the 400 IM.

What strikes me most is how amazing her pacing is.This is how I will explain it.

All our male citizens who have done National Service in Singapore will be required to run a 2.4km run as part of the required physical fitness test. Assuming it was done at a regular 400m track. Now if you ran slowly for the first 5  and a half rounds, it will "easy" for you to sprint the last 200m easily and finish really strong. But if you ran hard from the start, it would not be as easy to finish so strongly.

So our ability to finish fast at the end is related to how much reserve (or I guess "spare tank" is a better option) we have left over. So if Ye Shiwen was racing max out at world record pace, it is truly remarkable that she can produce a super fast sprint at the end.

Based on the fact that she swam almost as fast as Lochte in the last 100m of the race, it suggests that the first 300m of the race took very little out of her. Now imagine if she had "pushed" herself from the first 3 legs of the race, how much quicker can she go?

Well, swimming the medley consists of 100m of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and the front crawl and this may depend on which may be her strongest leg. Front crawl may be her strongest leg so she may have an excellent time in that leg and that may explain why she swam almost as fast as Lochte.

Just my thoughts. Send me your comments.

* Picture by Reuters