Saturday, August 30, 2014

DIY Floss Bands

Joe works out all the time and doesn’t limit himself to any particular form of workout; be it running, crossfit, weightlifting, endurance training, etc. He has run ultra marathons over the last four years and even completed a 100 mile, 24 hour race. Two weekends ago Joe participated in his first crossfit competition and came in second place. He also runs Spartan races all year. I think you get the point…he’s a fitness freak. However, with all this action comes sore and aching muscles and joints.

Floss bands help with compression of muscles to decrease swelling and improve healing time. But, they can get expensive. We found this tutorial online using a bike tire inner tube and it is so simple… and costs less than $5!


Very excited – tire tube in hand!


Cut out the valve


Cut down the inner seam, then cut your long strip in half


Wash the powder from the inside of the tube.





Disclaimer: please do not use these wraps without educating yourself on their use first! If used improperly, can lead to loss of circulation! We like Dr. Kelly Starrett and his book “Becoming a Supple Leopard”. He also has great videos on YouTube on proper use of these floss bands and ways to improve muscle movement and prevent injury. Check him out!

Thanks for stopping by!
Bridget XOXO