Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Beckham has it taped for fitness

David Beckham will be in strapping shape against Estonia thanks to a Japanese method of muscle protection.

Beckham, 32, has turned to a new craze of binding muscles called Kinesio Taping to take the strain off his back.

The tape was developed in Japan in the 1970s by Dr Kenzo Kase and is now taking professional sport by storm as stars put on the giant plasters to give their aching muscles more elasticity.

Beckham was introduced to Kinesio by Real Madrid’s physios and wore the tape to devastating effect in their last game against Deportivo La Coruna where he set up two goals.

Real spokesman Dr Juan Carlos Hernandez said: “We’ve been using the Kinesio Taping for about a year.

"Other players have worn it before Beckham but after he was photographed with the tape the whole world is asking about it!

“The tape is made from a special material with elastic properties that protects and supports the muscle and we have seen it produces excellent results.”

Source: The Sun

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2 Comments:

At 7:11 am, Blogger Rooney Magic said...

Interesting! I used to wonder why he had those pink tapes on...

 
At 12:50 am, Blogger Julian Robb said...

That tape is very amazing! A lot of good comments I've heard about it and they say that it's really effective. Thanks for posting this.

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