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Performance gear includes all types of products and services aimed at helping athletes improve their performance. Performance gear is constantly evolving, and it's a hot area for innovation. A steady stream of new products flows to the market, all promising to help athletes get better. Apparel [e.g., sweat-wicking fabrics, compression shorts]; shoes [e.g., basketball sneakers, baseball cleats]; training tools [e.g., speed ladders, hurdles]; and accessories [e.g., heart rate monitors, mouth guards] are just a few of the categories of gear intended to help athletes train and compete at peak levels.

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Settling the Fitness Controversy of Barefoot Running

When Vibram FiveFingers shoes hit the market over a decade ago, they kicked off a trend with far-reaching consequences – barefoot running – and despite...

The TRX HOME2: A Worthy Update to the Classic Suspension Trainer?

I've owned a TRX Suspension Trainer since 2010 and regularly use it in my workouts. So I was pleasantly surprised to receive a review unit of the TRX ...

We Visited Nike's Awesome LeBron 15 Pop-Up Shop in Downtown Cleveland

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Week 5 Fantasy Football: Who to Start, Who to Sit

As I continue in my quest to become the poor man's Michael Fabiano—I would like to say that I improved dramatically in my fantasy football choices for...

Week 5 Fantasy Football: Locks, Busts, Sleepers and Hot Takes

Week 4 was a pretty interesting week of NFL football with breakouts from unknowns, tons of starters going down to injury and even more upsets than...

Top Week 4 Fantasy Football Performers

The surprises continued into fantasy football Week 4 with, again, some regular performers failing to make the cut (Tom Brady, anyone) and other players...

The Best and Worst Week 4 Fantasy Football Matchups

There is no rhyme or reason when deciding who to start and who to bench on your fantasy. You can read all of the so-called experts' analysis, talk to...

Top 10 Week 3 Fantasy Football Performers

As is always the case, there were many surprises during Week 3. Whereas some highly-touted and normally high-producing players were kept in check,...

The Best and Worst Week 3 Fantasy Football Matchups

As is always the case, there have been many expected and unexpected outcomes during the first two weeks of the season, and this trend will undoubtedly...

Top Week 2 Fantasy Football Performers

Fantasy football is all about production: you want to target the players who are going to help you light up the scoreboard in your contests. With that...

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