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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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New Cirrus Yoga Mats Let You Show Team Spirit

Have you ever been in the middle of a sun salutation and thought, "Man, I wish everybody in this yoga class knew that I'm a Bulls fan?" If so, Cir...

The 6 Pack Fitness Bag Can Help You Get a 6-Pack

First impression—this thing is huge! You have to be in fairly decent shape just to carry it around. It's essentially a portable locker. It's got...

Treat Your Feet Right: When to Replace Your Worn Out Shoes

Your shoes are more than a fashion statement; they are an investment for your whole body. Wearing worn out shoes can have extreme consequences on how...

How to Find the Perfect Running Shoe

A shoe can not only make or break your enjoyment of running, it can be the key to your most critical training runs. How a shoe feels in the first ...

FIRST LOOK: New York Marathon-Inspired Running Shoe from New Balance

In anticipation of the ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 3, New Balance announced a version of its 890v4 running shoe that pays homage to the bor...

Spend Less, Get Stronger

Gym equipment can be extremely expensive. The All American Rack, for example, costs nearly $2,500. If you're looking for great workout gear with...

5 Fitness Trackers That Are Worth the Money

Fitness tracking devices are a booming new business, and they can help you learn a lot about your fitness and health patterns. Here are five devic...

Buying a Hydration Backpack? Read This First

Proper hydration is one of the most important components of athletic performance, but water fountains are not always available. If you're looking ...

CrossFitter Scott Panchik Reviews the Reebok CrossFit Lifter and Nano

In two short years of competing, Scott Panchik of Mentor, Ohio, has made quite a name for himself within the CrossFit community. Panchik placed fo...

3 Highly Recommended Hydration Backpacks

Conventional wisdom states that you improve the skills you practice. Recent research has added credibility to cross training. (See 8 Surprising Way...