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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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Air Force Academy's New Football Helmets, Inspire by WW2 Fighter Plane, Are the Best

When the Air Force Academy football team takes the field on Sept. 10 against Georgia State, they'll be wearing some of the coolest helmets we've e...

TESTED: Is Wilson's X Connected Football Really 'Smarter'?

Even the most passive football fan can see the difference between a tightly-wound spiral and a flailing, wounded duck. But even a blue chip QB recruit...

5 High-Tech Essentials for an Ultra Distance Bike Ride

Packing for ultra distance bike rides is almost harder than the ride itself. There is so much equipment that you think you need, but the idea of...

Michigan Becomes First College Football Team to Feature Air Jordan's 'Jumpman' Logo On Its Uniform

The rebirth of Michigan football under head coach Jim Harbaugh has placed the Wolverines back on the college football map, not just in the Big 10, but...

Cowboys Offensive Lineman La'el Collins Has Awesome Custom Pancake-Themed Cleats

One of the least watched positions in football has to be offensive lineman. Although linemen are the backbone of any offense, they get no love. Mayb...

4 Pieces of Workout Gear That Will Make Your Training More Effective

There are certain accessories you use while you play your favorite sports or work at your job. So it should make sense that you need workout gear while...

Strengthen your Glutes with 'The Booty Belt' Resistance Bands

Lately, training the glutes has become a popular focus in most gyms. Yet equipment specifically made to activate the glute muscles is hard to come...

Exclusive Look at the Craziest Gear Team USA Athletes Will Be Rocking at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio

Because the summer and winter Olympics alternate every two years, it gives Nike plenty of time to experiment with new technologies they can provide to...

LOOK: The Oakley Sunglasses That Took 15 Years to Create

Sunglasses aren't that complicated, right? Besides style, not much goes into them other than protecting your eyes from the sun. That's what I thought...

Can a Mattress Improve Your Athletic Performance?

Ever since my collegiate football career ended, I've suffered from spondylothesis, a fracture of my L5 vertebra that causes nerve pain down my leg a...

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