It is quite common for athletes to sustain minor aches and pains during a practice or a game.
To ensure that active people always get the most out of their game or workout, 3M FUTURO technology has devised multiple products to support, heal injuries and avoid re-injury.
Designed to help individuals with a tennis/golfer’s elbow (epicondylitis), tendonitis and swelling, the FUTURO Sport Custom Dial Tennis Elbow Strap offers individuals a solution to commonly occurring problems.
This strap applies targeted pressure on the affected tendon without increasing pressure around the entire arm.
The pressure is delivered more accurately than standard elbow straps and is maintained until adjustments are made with a turn of the dial.
It provides a higher level of firm-stabilising support using a combination of power stretch and non-stretch materials and may include shock-absorbing materials to help relieve symptoms associated with strains, sprains, arthritis, repetitive stress injuries as well as helps prevent re-injury.
Not only does the strap offer immediate relief, the soothing gel pad conforms to the shape of the arm and offers the comfort needed on the tendon as it moves while the adjustable hook and loop strap with soft edges provides additional comfort.
The feature that sets this strap apart from other elbow straps is the ability to adjust the support with custom dial technology allowing individuals to personalise compression levels.
Similar to this, FUTURO has also designed a support specifically for the knee – the FUTURO Sport Custom Dial Knee Strap.
It uses the latest technology to deliver accurate, targeted pressure on the knee tendon below the Patella bone without increasing pressure around the entire leg.
A simple turn of the dial lowers the pad to apply up to three times more pressure on the tendon, increasing and decreasing pressure without having to adjust the entire strap.
It relieves symptoms including patella tracking, arthritis, tendonitis, and irritation of the kneecap (Chondromalacia).
The FUTURO Custom Dial Wrist Stabilizer offers comfortable protection and firm support offered to the injured or weak wrists requiring stabilisation.
They manage to combine athletic silhouettes with comfortable fabrics and signature Puma x Usain Bolt accents – perfectly timed for the Olympic Games in Rio next month.
The iconic UB Logo Tee has been designed with innovative dryCELL material helping you to stay dry and comfortable, making the transition from training to chilling out that much easier.
The reflective Usain Bolt graphic ensures your bold look won’t go unseen.
Remixing the dynamic EVOSTRIPE designs, the UB Evostripe FZ Hoody and UB Evostrope Shorts 10” offer a stylised, athletic look.
The addition of soft warmCELL material, that offers the ultimate thermoregulation, completes the technical wearability of all the pieces.
Additional stylish details are made to be noticed, PUMA x Usain Bolt branding and reflective tape turns side pockets into a feature ensuring no matter how lightening fast you go, you stay visible.
To complete the look, the collection includes must-have accessories – the UB Flat Brim Hat and Backpacks.
The PUMA x Usain Bolt AW16 Collection is available on puma.com and across all PUMA Stores worldwide now.
FCB Ultimate Rush is a great app for the modern football fan, especially those who favour Barcelona. The game is like Temple Run – you move one of your Barca players across three lanes (middle, left and right) on the street to capture as many coins and power-ups as you can. On the way you have to avoid the cars, road blocks and more to get through to the end (in quest mode) or continue to reach the highest score (endless mode).
You can choose from five Blaugrana stars to lead your run, from the mischievous Luis Suarez to the nimble Lionel Messi or the magic touch of Andres Iniesta. There’s also dangerous winger Neymar Jr and if you’re looking for height and strength, Gerard Pique is the best man for a job.
What makes this game stand out is its ability to integrate the principles of football into an app that the average mobile gamer would expect to see. There is jumping (for a header), a slide (for a tackle) or a kick (to score a goal).
A nice touch FCB Ultimate Rush has added for football fans is the ‘pitch game mode’ where you gain a power-up to convert the streets to a football pitch. On this football pitch you can gain a plethora of coins but the main aim is to clash with the powerful footballs coming your way from the sky.
The game modes are particularly important. Endless games are usually only popular during periods of hype, which is why Temple Run has fallen in popularity. Yet this game offers you the chance to play quest mode, giving an incentive to the fans who want to play this game in the long-run.
It does get a little repetitive after a while as many of the levels are identical; a possible addition of more challenges could be viable, but it all depends on the nature of the player.
We rate it: 8.5 out of 10 – An addictive game that comes with incentives to play more. The only thing lacking is a diversity of game modes.
Where to Get: App Store / Android Store