Anyone who says basketball isn't a physical sport never watched a game up close. Fortunately, McDavid has pioneered a padding system for ballers that keeps them protected on court while enhancing their game.
Since 1969, when Dr. Robert F. McDavid developed the first lateral protective knee brace for football players, McDavid has been on the front line of designing safe and effective training apparel to protect athletes and help them reach their full potential.
McDavid's website claims the company is "the leader in technology and innovation, protecting the world's best athletes and championship teams; over 90 percent of professional basketball players wear McDavid HexPad."
Why do so many NBA players, including Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and Corey Maggette of the Milwaukee Bucks, prefer McDavid HexPad? The answer is simple: comfort and protection.
The HexPad uses high-quality, lightweight, closed cell athletic foam padding. Its small, hexagonal pads allow for complete flexibility; they move with the athlete's body, providing better coverage with less restrictions than traditional padding.
McDavid HexPad gear is known for its form-hugging compression fit, which acts like a second layer of skin. It moves with the body to help reduce chafing and prevent skin irritation. The compression material also helps an athlete’s muscle performance on the court.
According to McDavid, "Compression supports the large muscle groups, which helps reduce muscle pulls and fatigue. The tight, contoured fit reduces the build-up of lactic acid in the muscles, allowing for faster recovery from workouts and competition."
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