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  1. Top 5 Injuries of 2011 & more.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  2. Top 5 KT Tape Colors in 2011

    Here they are- your favorite KT Tape colors in order of popularity based on sales: black, blue, beige, pink, and lime. Personally, we're a little surprised that camo didn't make the list:)

    With the launch of KT Tape Pro we have a lot of new colors. It will be interesting to see if any of the new colors make the cut on next years list. Did your fav color make this list? Leave a comment and let us know.

     

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  3. It's a Wrap. 50 New KT Tape Apps Coming Soon.

    We just wanted to say thanks to all the entire crew at JTV for a successful film shoot this weekend. They are real professionals and some of the nicest people we've ever worked with.

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  4. Coming Soon: KT Tape V.2 Instructions

    KT Tape’s video and printed instructions are getting a serious upgrade soon. After months of work we are headed back to the studio to film 50 new instructional videos. It will take a 20 person crew 4- 10 hour days to complete the project but we think it’s worth it and we hope you like them. The new videos will be a mix of new applications as well as upgrades to current ones. You can receive a notification when the video's are available by signing up HERE.

    New apps:

    Here is a list of the new apps that we are filming this weekend:

    • Back of Knee
    • Thumb pain
    • Shoulder stability
    • Bunion
    • Tricep Strain
    • Bicep Strain
    • Disc/Spine
    • Osgood Schlatter’s
    • Hip Flexor
    • Turf Toe
    • Abdominal Pain

    Upgrades to current apps:

    If you’ve been getting good results with our current applications then you will love the new upgraded versions. Here's a list of the current apps that are getting upgraded.

    For most people, the first thing they’ll notice is that the new videos only show us using I-Strips.That was intentional.

    Why we like I-Strips:

    • They last longer. I strips have fewer edges that can get snagged and cause the tape to peel up prematurely. Fewer edges mean’s better stick.
    • They are easier to apply. Experienced KT Tapers know that I-Strips are easier to apply. One solid piece of tape is much easier to handle that splitting it in two and having legs dangling. Enough said.
    • Better Support. Actually I-Strips provide better Proprioception, which increases the body’s awareness of the area with tape. I-Strips concentrate support over the injury which produces a greater therapeutic effect.

    Just one more change worth mentioning. Since you don’t always have a friend around to tape you up when you need it, we decided to have the models apply tape to themselves in about ½ of the new videos. We think this will make it much easier for people that are self taping.

    We’ll post more updates in the near future. If you’d like to request an applications' leave a comment below and we’ll add it to the list.
    Thanks!

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  5. KT Tape at 2011 National Championships

    We are excited to have Isabella Bertold as a KT Tape sponsored athlete. She is currently training to qualify for the Olympics for Team Canada.  She just competed in the National Championships this past weekend and now she's heading to Mexico for the Pan Am Games. Then she's off to training camp in Florida, and then she'll be competing at the World Championships Perth, Australia later this year. Here is her report from Nationals this past weekend:

    "The entire week leading up to Nationals, in fact, all the way until I set foot on the plane to Halifax from Toronto Airport, all I could think about was how tired I was from all the training I had been doing and how much rather I would be at home in Vancouver recovering for Pan Am Games.  Now don’t get me wrong, I am an athlete, and thus I wanted to win, I just didn’t know if deep down I believed in myself that I could win Nationals. It must have been sometime on the sail out to the race course that I looked around and not only believed that I could win, but knew that I would get on the plane home with the National title.

    I flew to Halifax fairly last minute and only had one day of training before racing began. Admittedly, if I were to do it again, I would give myself an extra day, I had kind of forgotten the 4 hour time change when booking my flight... oops! Regardless I arrived keen to race and was all ready to go. Perhaps I was a little to keen to race because I started off the event with being disqualified from race number one for being over early, false starting. If you receive this disqualification it is not ideal because it is worth A LOT of points, number of boats on the start list, plus 2. Luckily for me there were another 10 races remaining in the regatta, and with everyone being able to drop their worst finish after 5 races I was not concerned with my ability to win the event. Every race that we sailed I felt more and more confident in my tactics, boat speed, and boat-handling. I went on to win 7 of the following 10 races, comfortably winning the event, and defending my title from last year.

    Looking back at it now I think it was silly to have had so much doubt in my own ability to perform but this was a great learning opportunity for myself, one I certainly will be able to apply at future events.

    At the moment I am spending some time training at home, getting over a cold I picked up at Nationals, and looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner this weekend! I head off to the Pan American Games next week and am really looking forward to this multi-sport games event. Not only do I have my sites set on a medal, but I am also looking forward to having one last competition to work on a few things before the World Championships in December.

    After injuring my knee in October of 2010 I experienced many setbacks in my sailing along with frustrating moments. One of the most frustrating being that the kinesio tape which supported my knee while training and competing would often fall off within minutes of becoming wet. It wasn’t until I tried KT Tape that I experienced the true benefit  while sailing! The KT Tape stays on for multiple days of sailing and thanks to it my knee once again feels stable in the boat!

    Due to the positive experience with my knee, I have recently expanded my use of KT Tape to include, when needed, my SI joint, and both of my hip-flexors. I simply love KT Tape and all of the bright colors it comes in!"

    Until next time!

    Isabella

    KT Tape Sponsored Athlete

     

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  6. Thank you San Jose Rock n Rollers.

    We had a blast in San Jose. Thank you to everyone that came by and said hi and got taped up.

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  7. Mike Sheehy Attempts World Record

    8665fa1d-cd24-55f7-a92e-f394fc73b17e.preview-300Mike Sheehy, a KT Tape advocate and all-around good guy, is at it again. He runs long distances for a good cause--raising awareness and money for cancer research. We last caught up with Sheehy after he spent 17 days running 500 miles across two states from San Diego to Phoenix! He ran for the Cures Rock Foundation which raises money and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  KT Tape was there every step of the amazingly long way, helping his aching Achilles tendinitis.

    Now, Sheehy is set to do something big again.  With the support of LLS's Team In Training,  He is attempting a Guinness World Record of the most miles run in seven consecutive days.

    Here is an excerpt from his blog: "At noon, on 30 May 2010,  I will begin my epic adventure to break the current record of 351 miles. I'll be utilizing the last 13 miles of the San Diego Rock n' Roll Marathon course between Fashion Valley (mile marker 13) and Sea World (mile marker 26)."

    Sheehy is accepting donations through his site which directly benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Sheehy is driven to help raise money and run for those affected by cancer. His answers on why he set this goal: "Over the years, I've learned that cancer doesn't discriminate and can impact any of our lives at any moment. Someone will be diagnosed with a blood cancer every four minutes and someone will die from blood cancer every 10 minutes.  Sadly, during my seven days of running, approximately 1,000 people in the US will die from blood cancer. This is not okay!"

    KT Tape will once again be there every step of the way for Sheehy's incredible journey and important cause. KT Tape is a proud supporter of LLS's Team in Training, and will also be at the San Diego Rock n'Roll Marathon to cheer on all the competitors and welcome him home! Good luck Mike!

    Check out this video of Sheehy talking about how he uses KT Tape: Mike Sheehy talks KT Tape.


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  8. 52 Marathons in 52 Weeks -- Only 42 to go!

    Dana Tape SquareNote from the Editor: Dana Casanava is back! And she's knocking out marathons left and right on her quest to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks. With KT Tape by her side (and on her calves) we have no doubt she'll complete this epic adventure. Read more about Dana's charity at her blog 52 Beginnings.

    From 52 Beginnings: This weekend I ran my 10th marathon in my journey to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks. It's been an incredible and challenging journey already, but  this really is the experience of a lifetime and I want to cherish every race, every minute, every mile. I took on this feat to help children in South Africa through the Virginia based charity 25:40. Crossing the finish line is only one part of this adventure, the other goal is to raise $26,000 for these children, many of whom have been orphaned because of the AIDs epidemic. I have a long way to go with fund raising and running. However, I don't come from a background of superior athleticism or genetic talent. This year will be a lot of mental determination, blood, sweat and tears.  And most importantly I have to stay physically healthy so I can complete this journey.   KT Tape has gone a long way to help me with recovery between races and staying the course in my marathons. I recently strained my back while lifting weights in the gym and I started using the KT Tape for that as well. I'm utterly amazed at what a difference it makes! It drastically improved my back strain and, in my opinion, shortened the healing time.

    I took some pictures a couple weeks ago while getting ready for the Lower Potomac River Marathon in Piney Point, Maryland. I personally like using the KT tape to help stabilize the muscles in my calves prior to a race and the blue streaks make me easy to spot on the course! I've met quite a few runners at marathons who've asked me about my KT Tape and how it works. I had suggested KT Tape to a running friend of mine who was having some injury issues. He just completed his 2nd marathon, the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach this last weekend. I was excited to hear how the race went and how the KT Tape worked for him. He told me "it was the difference between finishing and DNF'ing out (DNF - Did Not Finish). I'm no expert at applying it, but it served my purpose admirably! I am a believer! Without it I'd not have made it otherwise."  I was so happy for him, and so glad I had told him about KT Tape!!

    With running marathons every week, I know I'm going to burn through a lot of KT Tape, but it's making my challenge this year a little easier, helping my body recover faster and hopefully that means a little less blood and tears. I don't think there's a loop hole to get out of the sweat part of it!

    We're proud of you, Dana--thanks for taking us along on your important and worthwhile journey. 


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  9. Rebecca Rusch joins team KT TAPE as Pro athlete

    KT Tape is proud to announce its newest athlete 24hrs of Adrenalin Solo World Championships winner Rebecca Rusch. Make that 3-time reigning World Champion Rebecca Rusch. Who also won the Leadville 100 mountain bike race and set a new course record for women. Maybe you saw her standing next to Lance Armstrong on the podium? Yeah “that race. She's the one."

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    KT Tape is all about being able to perform at your peak, even when injuries and sore muscles threaten to ruin your game or your race. Rebecca is a great example of someone who never gives up and keeps pushing hard right up to the finish line. Through foot-deep mud, sleet and snow, torrential rain you name it, she keeps going. And when the going gets tough, she counts on KT Tape.

    I love KT Tape because it gives instant pain relief and supports my muscles and joints, said Rusch, professional endurance athlete. When I'm riding in a race that can last up to 24 hours, I can't worry about medicines that may wear off or affect my performance. With KT Tape, the relief lasts for days, and I don't have to worry about it coming off during a race because it stays put and it is waterproof, mud-proof, too!

    KT Tape is the choice for more and more professional athletes because It's completely drug-free, provides flexible support and continuous relief, so nothing interferes with their performance. So congratulations, Rebecca, on your 3rd world championship and your record-setting win at Leadville. We're looking forward to your next race, and your next big accomplishment!

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  10. KT Tape is everywhere!

    Easy to use and easy to find, KT Tape is available just about anywhere athletes shop for gear. Just about everywhere you look in the world of sports these days, you see athletes covered in kinesiology therapeutic tape. From the tennis court to the track, the swimming pool to the football field, athletes at every level, from elite to amateur, are getting pain relief and support in a long-lasting, drug free, comfortable package. KT Tape is also popping up at retailers worldwide, which makes it easier than ever to treat those aches and pains the moment THEY pop up. With easy to use instructions and pre-cut strips, KT Tape gives everyone access to pro-level relief at home. It's easy to see why KT Tape is the brand of choice for athletes and sports professionals everywhere.

    You can find KT Tape at nearly any of the big-name sporting goods stores, as well as thousands of local specialty stores dedicated to running, tennis, golf, climbing, you name it -- across the country. Sports Authority carries KT Tape at its 460 stores in 45 states, plus you can pick up a roll of KT Tape at any location of Dick's Sporting Goods, Big 5, Dunham's Sports, Hibbett Sports and Modell's Sporting Goods stores. Athletes around the world can now get their hands on KT Tape now too, as the company adds international distribution in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia and more countries to come. For exact store locations, check out the "where to buy" page on the KT Tape website, which includes an interactive map to help you pinpoint the nearest KT Tape location.

    If you prefer to do your shopping online instead, Target.com carries KT Tape, and it's been one of their top sellers. You can also get KT Tape at these online stores: Olympiasports.net, Eastbay.com, Lady Footlocker.com, Kids Footlocker.com, ChampsSports.com, FogDog.com, SportChalet.com, TeamStore.com, ProGolf.com, CBSSportsStore.com and ESPNshop.com.

    For your convenience, there are quick links to each of these stores on the KT Tape "where to buy" web page. Add a roll to your next order, you never know when you'll need it, and it's good to have on hand for all those unexpected aches and injuries. So the next time pain rears its ugly head, relief is quite literally just around the corner with KT Tape!

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