KT Tape Original 10" Precut Kinesiology Tape (Black)
Whether you're training for a marathon, getting ready for the big match or just trying to beat your own PB, pushing yourself physically can put serious strain on your body. Boost recovery and ease pain while supporting your muscles, tendons and joints with KT Tape Original 10" Precut Kinesiology Tape (Black). This kinesiology tape is incredibly versatile and sticks to you with a powerful adhesive that lasts up to three days, through multiple workouts and showers.
- 20 x 10" Strips of KT Kinesiology Tape
- 1 x Quick Start Guide
What Does KT Tape Original Do?
KT Tape is an elastic sports tape that can be used before, during and after workouts. When stretched and applied to the skin, it is designed to help prevent and alleviate pain, as well as boost blood flow to effect pain perception and reduce swelling. It also acts as a support device to easy pressure on your muscles, soft tissue, ligaments and tendons.
Incredibly Versatile Design
Due to the tape design of KT Tape Original, it is applicable nearly anywhere on the body for specific, highly targeted support wherever you need it. The KT Tape is already cut into convenient 10" strips but is easy to trim down even further so that it perfectly fits the body part that it is applied to.
What Issues Can KT Tape Original Help With?
KT tape is made for general pain relief and as such can help with a huge array of exercise-related injuries, both from impact and general wear and tear. This includes but is not limited to:
- Back pain
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Foot pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel
- Rib pain
- Neck Strain
- Gluteus pain
- Calf strain
- Ankle sprain
- Rib pain
- Golfer's elbow
- Wrist pain
- Quad strain
- Hamstring pain
- Runner's knee
- Muscle tightness
- Achilles tendonitis
How Do Apply The KT Tape Original?
Designed to be as easy to apply as possible, the KT Tape is ready to use straight out of the box. A detailed guide is included to help you get the most out of the kinesiology tape but below are some simplified instructions:
- Before applying, make sure the skin is clean, dry and free from any creams or oils (e.g. sun cream or moisturiser). For best results, apply tape thirty minutes before athletic activity.
- If applying KT Tape to a joint, move it into a fully bent position. If you apply the kinesiology tape to an extended joint, you risk pulling off the tape.
- When applying the tape, the ends of the piece you are using should be applied directly to the skin without stretching, otherwise it could pull up and not stick.
- The middle part of the tape can be stretched over the selected area.
- Finally, make sure the adhesive is set by firmly going over the tape with your fingers, making sure that all edges are down.
For even more information and a visual guide on how to apply the KT Tape, please watch the video below:
How Do I Know Where To Apply The Tape?
KT Tape Original can be applied nearly anywhere on the body and can help alleviate a huge variety of pain, so where you apply the tape depends entirely on your personal pain and activity. Below are a few examples of where you might apply KT Tape to help you during certain activities:
- Knees during and after runs
- Lower back for deadlifting
- Shoulders for basketball
- Elbow for tennis
- Heels or balls of feet for dancing
- Quads for cycling
- Gluteus for squatting or lunging
Who Can Make Gains With KT Tape Original?
Chronic pain can make it difficult to exercise as much as you would like and as such, recovery is an incredibly important part of making fitness progress. Using KT Tape Original reduces swelling and takes pressure off of your muscles, tendons and joints, making those crucial last few workouts of the week less painful.
Sticks To Your Body With Incredibly Strong Adhesive
KT Tape Original uses acrylic-based, medical-grade adhesive to stick your body for up to three days, including through multiple workouts and showers. Engineered with Secondskin Adhesive to perform in the harshest environments, the kinesiology tape performs in both cold and humid environments.
Precut Into Convenient Strips And Can Be Trimmed Further
This model of the KT Tape is precut into strips that are ten inches (25.4cm) long and 2 inches (5.08cm) wide. The strips also have rounded corners to make application easier and avoid fraying edges. Although already cut for your convenience, the strips are easy to trim even smaller or into specific shapes to conform to your body.
Supports Your Body Like A Brace
Along with relieving pain, KT Tape Original 10" Precut offers brace-like support for your muscles, joints and tendons. It does so without compromising flexibility or comfort with its Ultralite Elastic Core and unlike a traditional brace, the kinesiology tape is not limited to specific body parts.
Ideal for Proprioception
Proprioception (also known kinaesthesia) is your body's awareness of its own movement, force and body position. For some athletic training programmes, proprioception is used to gain superior body control in order to maximise energy efficiency, improve performance and maintain proper form. Kinesiology tape like the KT Original makes this much easier and helps athletes be more aware of their movements and what muscles they are using while exercising.
Latex Free And Kind To Your Skin
The mesh design of the tape is breathable and releases moisture, keeping your skin fresh and hydrated even after multiple workouts. It is also made of 100% cotton and completely latex free, ideal for sensitive skin. The adhesive used is medical-grade and acrylic-based so is non-itchy and gentle.
Are There Any Other Colours Available?
Along with stylish Black model, the KT Tape Original is also available in the following colours: