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In which it’s called spider tape



Written last week while at the gym at the Ritz Carlton

Ok people I’m actually typing this post with one hand while riding the recumbent bike at the gorgeous gym at the Ritz Carlton at Laguna Nigel.  The gym is on a cliff overlooking the Pacific and while I won’t say that it’s “inspiring” me to work harder it’s certainly magnificent.


Down below I see dozens of surfers sitting on their boards doing what surfers normally do which is sit on their boards. Seriously, it seems 99% of surfing is waiting for the perfect wave.


Nonetheless I’m attempting to work out because a) as I said the view is magnificent b) I had two pieces of carvel cake yesterday c) I had my turndown chocolates too and d) I really needed too since its been a few days.


So this man got on the bike next to me and he had this pattern of tape crisscrossing his knee and I was curious what was up with that.  I figured perhaps he’d had orthoscopic surgery but those a normally tiny band aids so I couldn’t actually finally, I broke my no bugging people at the gym rule and asked if had recent.y had knee surgery.


No, he told me, he s actually attempting to avoid that by using “spider tape.” ( it’s actually called spider tech tape I just googled it)


This tape apparently helps prevent joint movement so you don’t inflame your joints.


Holy shit, that’s exactly what I need for my elbow and Kevin needs it for every joint in his body.  Apparently it’s the tape that Keri Walsh, the Olympic volleyball player was using last year, and he says it works.


I’m so excited because sometimes being rude and begging someone actually teaches you something.


When I get home I’m gonna try it and I can’t wait to see if it helps.


See? Sometimes working out at the Ritz is a win win.  Have a great one.

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  1. Meghan Miller
    May 13, 2013

    ohhh… that’s some good info to know. I must now google and see if it would help me and a few other people I know with joint issues…

  2. Leigh Ann
    May 14, 2013

    My husband uses it too. His is called KT tape or something. He says it works!

  3. Lydia
    May 14, 2013

    I’ve been taped a few times and it really does help. My preferred brand is Rock Tape.

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