This post was sponsored by ACE™ Brand. I was compensated for my time. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Let’s talk fitness today, shall we? More specifically, fitness injuries. I’ve been an athlete my whole life and I know that I’m quite lucky to be able to say I haven’t suffered a lot of major injuries. Sure, I’ve had my fair share of pulled muscles, shin splits, sprained ankles, etc…but as far as season-ending injuries, torn ligaments, broken bones and the like…they’ve been avoided.
That’s not to say I don’t have my fair share of aches and pains though. I have some shoulder issues from years of playing volleyball. I have a loose tendon in my wrist…so I always wear wrist wraps and I’ve had lower back/hip alignment issues for years which tend to flare up at inconvenient times. Plus, when I was front squatting about six months ago, it got too heavy and when I tried to bail out, I didn’t push the bar far enough forward, causing it to land on my knee and crush my ankle beneath it.
Serious enough for the doctor? Probably not. A nagging injury that has flared up occasionally over the past few months, requiring ice and rest? Yes.
Another reason I agreed to try this product is because the offer came right before hubby had his second shoulder surgery. Being that I’m somewhat of a pro now after having been through the same surgery with him last summer, I knew we’d be spending a lot of time with bags of ice on the shoulder, so I knew we’d be able to use the new wrap for that as well!
Here are some product details:
- The ACE™ Brand Clip can be adjusted on the fly and won’t snag your clothes. It also snaps in place easily and holds securely.
- It provides customized support and compression and the bandage retains its elasticity after repeated use and washings.
So, how did it work? Great! I tried it out on my ankle first. The instructions were easy to follow and I wrapped my ankle and wore it both around the house and while walking the dogs. I also put it to the test and wore it during a Crossfit workout. The clip stayed in place every time and never loosened.
I also wrapped it around a bag of ice and it was strong enough to hold it in place.
Finally, we tested it on hubby’s shoulder, using it to hold his bag of ice in place and again, it worked like a charm!
If you’re looking for something to help with strains, sprains or just everyday aches and pains, I definitely recommend this product.
What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had?
For me? A pulled hip flexor. OMG so painful!