Friday, January 30, 2015
Extensive Athletic Tests Find Stable 26 Socks Significantly Improve Lateral Stability for Athletes
To test the effects of Stable 26, Physical Therapist, Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, researcher, teacher, and coach Jay Dicharry welcomed 24 athletes (12 male, 12 female) to his REP Biomechanics Lab in Bend, Oregon, where the ‘Anatomy for Runners’ author put them through a series of treadmill tests with over 20 different parameters related to gait. Dicharry collected baseline data by instructing athletes to first wear regular running shoes and socks while running at a relatively high intensity on a controlled treadmill. To measure stability, he then replaced each athlete’s socks with Stable 26 technology and conducted the same treadmill tests. Overwhelming, the unbiased quantitative results found no negative impact from wearing Stable 26 socks, and significant improvement in athletes’ lateral stability (6-10% in woman; 9-15% in men).
“For golfers, stability is a key factor in ensuring a consistent, steady swing. If unstable, the constant swing motion can be extremely taxing on the body – both mentally and physically,” said Dicharry. “Through unbiased analysis, we found Stable 26 socks improve lateral stability, which greatly decreases the risk of injury for golfers. As an active coach, I would recommend Stable 26 socks to all golfers – elite or otherwise. The results speak for themselves.”
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