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“Make your tape stick for running, like the professionals!”

Monday, January 26, 2015
Hey RIF REVErs!

Paul here this week! To all our Aussie RIF REVers we hope you’re having a great Australia Day off and have still managed to fit a run in today! With 2015 well underway there’s plenty of events coming up that we know many of you guys are preparing for, so this week we’re focusing on something you can do on race day that will help nip little problems in the bud and help with a tonne of niggly issues- we’re talking about making tape stick for your run.

While out at running events I tend to get a lot of runners asking me how to make their tape stick, they find that they start out on their run and after only a few k’s the tape starts to peel off. As runners we want you to really start to understand how you can correctly apply tape so I’m going to go through some secrets that’s used by the professionals.

Like many things with running preparation is key, so firstly you need to make sure that the area is clean. Tape doesn’t stick well to hair so begin by shaving where you want to tape and then with the use of soap and water ensure the skin is clean from any moisturisers, oils, or creams, otherwise the tape will peel away.

Next thing you can do is to use an adhesive spray, which is essentially just and aerosole with resin in it. Spray it quite liberally over the area and once it starts to feel tacky you can then begin taping.

Lastly the next key step is to use a hypoallergenic underwrap below your tape. This layer on top of the skin will allow the tape to stick better and won’t start to peel off as you run. Check out the video above guys to see the quick taping demonstration we’ve put together so you can start taping like a pro and making it stick!

Happy Running guys!

Talk soon,

Paul





Warning: This blog is intended as a starting point for runners to understand their body and begin to address weaknesses and tension that can lead to injury. It does not constitute advice and is not a treatment tool. If you have any health condition or injury whatsoever, check with your personal health care practitioner before attempting any strategy listed. Use at your own risk and stop if you experience any pain or discomfort.

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