The main reason that holes occur in runners is friction, and the reason for the friction can depends on the following;
The most common reason is that your toes may be prone to dorsiflexion, where your toes turn upwards. This can occur more often if you are a heel-striker, striking the ground first with your heel, as opposed to your midfoot or forefoot. This is the same whether people use their runners for walking, exercise or running. It is the most common reason why holes in runners appear. The reason for it occurring is due to the big toe rubbing away at the mesh from inside the runner. This is caused by one major factor. If your hallux joint doesn’t move freely through its entire range of motion when it is loaded (when you toe off) then the distal phalanx will over extend to compensate this “lifting” of the toe and occurs at a time when the mesh is close to your toes (a fraction of a second after it should). This slight difference in timing and the angle of the extension of the end of the toe, (which contains the tip of the nail), rather than the whole toe is enough, when repeated thousands of times when running or walking, to cause the mesh to wear quickly. It is not uncommon for you to see the mesh wearing after just a few weeks.
Other reasons for wear in the runner is that toe nails may be too long, thus causing direct friction with the material. Poorly sized runners, either too big or too small, can cause holes to appear – too small and the top of the toe is always in contact with the material, too big allows the foot to move excessively within the runner.
A padded seat, back rest and foam ankle holders provide additional support and comfort so you can train longer and harder. Solidly constructed this beautifully crafted bench easily adjusts via a convenient ladder adjustment to flat, incline and decline positions bringing greater diversity to your training program. Using the bench at different angles encourages varied muscle engagement, so you work all aspects of the muscle to create a more defined and sculpted look. Size: 129 x 43 x 36cm.
The Urban Fitness 50kg Dumbbell/ Barbell set has multi-functional design, making it ideal for quick weight lifting workouts at home. Each set comes with 2 dumbbell bars that can be connected together using the included connector to create a barbell.
Each set comes includes: 4 x 5kg Plates, 8 x 2.5kg Plates, 4 x 1.25kg Plates, 4 x 1kg Plates, 2 x Barbells (675g each) 1 x Connector (380g) and 4 x Spindle locks.
With this selection you can build the weights up in many configurations, but the maximum weight configurations are:
2 x Evenly loaded Dumbbells – Load each dumbbell with 2 x 5kg, 4 x 2.5kg, 2 x 1.25kg and 2 x 1kg. With the bar this totals 25kg each.
1 x Maximum Loaded Dumbbell -Load 1 dumbbell with 4 x 5kg and 4 x 2.5kg. With the bar this totals 30kg
1 x Maximum Loaded Barbell -Connect the two dumbbells together using the connector and load with 4 x 5kg and 4 x 2.5kg. With the barbells this totals 31kg
The weight plates are built from a concrete compound, encased in a vinyl shell designed to help prevent potential impact damage to flooring.
This is an ideal training glove with its padded palm giving good grip and comfort. The backhand is made from Mesh which gives good ventilation and stretch for a perfect fit. The Palm has a vented material which helps to avoid heat related loss in performance while training.
Perfect for a whole-body workout can help you achieve whatever fitness goals you have, without leaving the house. Work your upper body and add some extra resistance to your lower body workouts. The cast iron design is built to last. The dumbbells are perfect to perform a range of exercises including hammer and bicep curls and tricep. Target your legs by adding weight to lunges or squats to increase your strength and enhance your balance.
LOW ARCH PROFILE: You will observe a excessive drop or collapse of your arch, this motion is often referred to as over-pronation. Low arch feet are often ineffective shock absorbers, too mobile and prone to injury.
FINGER TEST: When standing upright you will be unable to place an index finger under your arch.
YOUR FOOT PRINT: You will see a fuller foot shape with little narrowing in the middle of the foot.
A classic structured cap with an authentic look. With a precurved visor, the 9FORTY is casual and stylish. A low contoured crown gives each cap a close snug fit, structured panels and adjustable strapback fastening ensure a finished look that sits comfortably.
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