Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Run or walk while working!

Time magazine had this article about running or walking on a treadmill at work, actually they phrased it as "I'm so fat I need a treadmill at my desk"! Many of us have a hard time pulling ourselves away from the office, and having a treadmill in our own office could be a bonus. Now you would like to have a shower near by as well, remember you have other co-workers.

People with CFS will find this nice, being able to move all day, just walking? If you are fat and have wanted to do something about it for a while but work is a priority then this might be the solution.
You have to make up your mind!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Airbag for Avalanche's, SnowPulse

Ever wondered if you could escape a avalanche, you've watch the videos, seen countless people escape by hanging onto a tree, you have the Avalanche Beacon, but still not sure you could make it. Well hang tight here come a airbag for snow! Works like you think it would, one you are in the "bad" situation you pull the handle and like if you where under water, the bag inflates and the cream rises to the top.

The Life Bag is an airbag for avalanche designed for all winter sport addicts, and professionals. The airbag is triggered manually by pulling a handle. Once the handle is pulled, the 150 Liters of the Snowpulse airbag inflate in only 3 seconds.

The Life Bag can easily be reused and refilled. Professionals and resellers have the possibility to refill the air cylinder themselves. Training is therefore possible since you simply have to refill the cylinder after trying your Snowpulse airbag.

The Life Bag is designed to bring you the best protection, while still remaining light, compact and user friendly. Snowpulse airbags are a set of innovative solutions.

Hey you never know! SnowPulse

Friday, October 19, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

There's a reason they call it, Slice!

We did not get to see what Faris Al-Sultan could do on the bike, but indications were for a fast bike. Cannaondale went back to the drawing board and crafted a fully carbon machine. With some Carbon bikes they will flex under pressure and many who can put the power to the peddles, feel as though this takes some speed away, Faris Al-Sultan being one of them. At first he was against Cannondale and the full carbon, but once in the tunnel and riding the machine, happy days.

The bike:
The frame and the fork of the Slice are designed as a system. The aspect ratio of the fork is designed for optimal laminar airflow, reducing drag.

The Speed Shadow seat tube design hides the rear wheel from turbulent airflow.

Allows both triathletes and TT specialists to optimize their position. Centered on the post, the saddle achieves either 78 or 730 and can be adjusted forward or back to accommodate rider preference.

Cannondale has demo centers set up, so get on one and check it out, the wait for Ironman Kona showdown will have to wait till next year.
Check it out! Cannaondale, Slice

Friday, October 12, 2007

2XU Compression system, money back guarantee.

You can't beat this for one of the best companies making performance gear for athletes, 2XU is giving a money back guarantee on their 2XU Compression Performance Base Layer System

The only way to truly experience the superior benefits of 2XU Compression is to try it. We are so confident that our product will surpass the capabilities of our competitors we are offering a money back guarantee.

Contact 2XU for more info: info@2xu.com

Doing a endurance sport like triathlons you expect a lot from your gear, not to mention you put it through a lot. 2XU is one of the leaders in the field and with their new Kona Fusion Suit being introduced at KONA, worn by Michellie Jones expect a fast swim, but back to the compression suits.

Here is what it does:
  1. Superior Fabric: With circular knit technology for equal 360 degree stretch, anti-microbial treatment and highly durable 50 Denier Lycra Prime Yarn. Compresses stronger and lasts longer.
  2. Improved Recovery: Therapeutic rated fabric provides greater pressure and recovery benefit leading to faster muscle repair.
  3. Improved Circulation: Faster warm up and improved oxygen circulation. Encourage blood to the muscles and flush by-products away.
  4. Reduced Fatigue: Reduced muscle vibration (linked to muscle fatigue) thereby improving muscle endurance and strength.
  5. Reduced Damages: 2XU muscle containment can reduce soft tissue damage in contact and intense sports. Preventative support and aided recovery.
  6. Heightened Proprioception: Heightened body position sense for enhanced stability and agility.
With these types of claims, you can't go wrong. Go get em' 2XU

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

replug, the end of headphones being yaned from your ears!

Done, finished enough already, you move to the left, you stand up, get caught on your coat, whatever the reason replug ends headphone being yanked from your skull. Replug transforms any 3.5mm audio jack into a breakaway connection, protecting your audio jack from the rigors of daily use. When too much force is applied, Replug simply detaches from itself, preventing catastrophic damage to your audio device. Simply reattach plug to tip and you’re ready to go. Jack saved, and your ears will thank you as well.

Brilliant, just plain Brilliant. Check them out and get em' replug

Monday, October 08, 2007

iPhone, iPod listen to music through skullcap!

This gets filed under "I can't believe i did not think of this", wow got to hand it to Nike to really give consumers what they will buy.
People have been trying to keep the earbuds in while they run, a lot having no luck, When mountain biking they get bounced out. Wearing this Skullcap will keep all happy, not to mention many bald men who where a hat in the winter.

Keep your ears warm and filled with music thanks to the Men's Nike Performance Hatphones. This cozy, comfortable skullcap features a pocket for your iPod nano, clickable controls and built-in headphones that easily adjust to fit your ears.
  • Built-in pocket for iPod nano
  • Adjustable headphones
  • Embroidered Swoosh design trademark at center front
This double-brushed microfiber fleece retains energy and resists heat loss. It provides maximum insulation from cold and wind with minimal weight and bulk, and is ideal for any cold weather activities that require insulation. Can be worn alone or as part of a multi-layering system. Now when temperatures drop, workouts don't have to.


Saturday, October 06, 2007

Nike and Apple release the Amp+

Post comes from our friends at ThinkTri.com
Well this is pretty cool looking, Nike could have made a bit more fashionable watch but at least the made the watch. The Nike Amp+ Sport Remote Control is a watch and a remote for the Nike+ experience. Hear instant voice feedback of your time, distance, calories and pace when you add the Nike+ iPod Sport Kit and Nike+ Ready shoes or the Shoe Pouch.
Now I am not a fan of the crazy new look but for the individuals that are wearing this at the gym or to do their daily run, Nike has hit the spot. Not being able to use a iPod or MP3 player while in a race, training with one becomes a crutch.
They built the controls right into the front of the watch along with a speaker so if you don't have the headphones you can still hear your results, smart since you don't want your headphones in while running on a crowded street or at night.
Nike and Apple are pushing technology further than most and other companies are just following at this point. The Polar is still the leader in high fitness, but with the middle market still needing a cool watch Nike + Apple are it. If they wanted to take this to the next level (which I am sure they have thought of) is the iPhone, let me have one device to do it all.
Check it out.
Nike Amp+