Gear Archives - 2XU - Athlete 2.0
Out in the open
By Dom Cadden, Australian National Champion Powerlifter, in consultation with 2XU open water champion Sam Sheppard. Apart from a few degrees temperature change, your local pool never changes. Open water swimming’s a wilderness expedition by comparison, and as the Aussie summer heats up, more sw[...]
A RUN FOR YOUR MONEY
by Dom Cadden – Australian National Champion Powerlifter. You can blow a lot of money on a pair of running shoes, but sports science studies show that spending more doesn’t necessarily reduce your chance of injury. There’s only so much the latest whizz-bang shoe technology alone can compens[...]
Keep on Rolling
You see them everywhere now, people rolling bits of their body over lengths of pipe or foam rollers in gyms, at warm-ups and after the game. But are they cruising for a bruising or rolling their way to recovery? We asked a man responsible for putting top-level Aussie Rules players back together every week to tell us what foam rolling is all about an how to do it effectively.
Move to the music
For many athletes, training without music is like running nude – they could do it, but they’d feel uncomfortable and just a little distracted. With recent research suggesting that music can actually boost performance, there are some new products that make it easier to get upbeat about your training.
The Top Secret Tools for World Class Results.
Because we value objectivity, the unyielding need for scientific research and proven results, we like to let the experts do the hard yards when it comes to 2XU Compression. So what goes on behind the scenes in order to develop the best Compression apparel on the market?
Compression, fabrics, trends and more
While compression has been used in the medical industry for 150 years (in the form of pressure bandaging), only recently have a number of research articles and studies been published which confirm the benefits of wearing compression garments during and after exercise.
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is dedicated to the Athlete 2.0 by conducting state-of-the-art performance testing on world-leading athletes. The AIS is Australia’s preeminent sports training Institute; internationally credited as a world’s best practice model for high performance athlet[...]