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Are you in need of some prehab?

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Monday 29th January 2018
Tags  Injury prevention   |   injury   |   Wiggle   |   Blazewear   |   Hilly   |   Biofreeze
With many of us now in full-on marathon training mode, it’s likely we are suffering some aches and pains this Monday. 
So what do you do? Do you accept them as part and parcel of hard training? Do you seek out the help of a physio for rehab if it starts to cross that line into injury? Or do you get proactive and get prehabbing!
Prehab is a proactive approach to avoiding pain and injury. You'll build strength and stability around your most vulnerable areas, while improving mobility, balance and joint function to decrease the potential for injuries and improve training. 
So by doing strength work, yoga, getting massages and cross-training you are already protecting your body from breaking down when you step up the training. But there are also some products on the market to help your poor body cope. And none of them involve building a cryotherapy lab in your garden.  

Biofreeze and the Ultimate Performance Roller

Biofreeze Gel/Spray/Roll, £9.99 - boots.co.uk 
Stop pain and inflammation in its tracks without popping any pills, or adding chemicals to your system. Biofreeze is a topical analgesic that uses the cooling effect of menthol, a natural pain reliever, to soothe minor muscle and joint pain. None of the mess and fuss of ice. 
Ultimate Performance Massage Therapy Roller, £29.99 - wiggle.co.uk
Get relief from muscular pain, reduce muscle trigger points and improve circulation. The UP Ultimate Massage Therapy Roller delivers deep-penetrating, pain-relieving myofascial massage: the specifically designed contours target difficult to reach places, while you use your body weight to choose how much pressure to apply.


Hilly Women's Pulse Compression Sock, £22 - wiggle.co.uk
This Hilly Women's Pulse Compression Sock is highly functional; improving blood flow, aiding recovery and comfort when running or training.
With gradient compression in the leg, the Hilly Marathon Fresh Compression Sock supports your muscles throughout activity, increasing blood flow to help flush lactic acid both during and after training and also aids muscle recovery.

Blazewear Heated Knee Wrap and Wiggle Nutrition Hydration Tabs

Blazewear Heated Knee Wrap from £70 with battery pack £100 www.blazewear.com
This Heated Knee Wrap is purpose-designed to help those with painful knee joints and ligaments. Delivering soothing heat, it encourages increased circulation, helps relieves pain and stiffness, and eases the knee and surrounding area. With heat levels that can be adjusted at the touch of a button, you can also use the wrap to warm up when you’re feeling chilly.
Blaze Wear’s Heat Therapy Range cleverly integrates cutting-edge FIR (Far Infrared Ray) and carbon fibre technology to safely deliver deep-penetrating heat that helps to alleviate pain and speed up recovery. The range is carefully designed and developed to optimise heat delivery (for up to 6.5 hours) and is powered by extended life rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. It uses advanced flexible carbon fibres so that items can be bent and curved without compromising their technical integrity. 
Wiggle Nutrition Hydration Tabs (20 Tabs), £2.99 - wiggle.co.uk
With a demanding training plan remaining hydrated can be difficult. Wiggle Hydration Tabs can help you stay hydrated during and after running. Available in four great tasting flavours. 

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