LOS ANGELES--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The summer is over, the kids are back in school, and fall youth sports have returned. According to a 2010 study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 71 percent of teenagers who had been highly active in competitive sports since they were children reported experiencing lower back pain at least once in their lives. Elite SportZ Band’s innovative compression back warmers are designed to help protect athletes from back injuries.
“The use of safety gear is not new to athletes participating in any sport”
Comfortably worn around the abdomen and lower back, the Elite SportZ Band material features the unique Z-weave that holds the band in place under or over clothing and provides full lumbar support while enabling athletes to maintain full flexibility. The Elite SportZ Band applies compression technology to enhance performance, improve activation of core abdominal and lower back muscles, and reduce spinal impact.
Muscles, ligaments and fascia develop more slowly than bone during early puberty, putting adolescents at increased risk of lower back injury when activities cause added strain and pressure on the ligaments and muscles around the spine. Sports with repetitive motion, bending, twisting, and high impact can lead to back injuries due to accidents or from overuse from repetitive athletic training.
“The use of safety gear is not new to athletes participating in any sport,” explained Kari Smith, founder of Elite SportZ Band. “Athletes routinely utilize a wide variety of products to protect themselves from injury. The Elite SportZ Band is designed specifically to protect the back and enhance the athlete’s performance so that sports-related back injuries are prevented or minimized. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and this is particularly true when you consider the considerable impact of a back injury to an athlete.”
About Elite SportZ Band
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Elite SportZ Band is focused on protecting athletes’ backs while also enhancing performance with their compression garment inspired by traditional back warmers. We offer bands in sizes appropriate for young children through adults. Bands are sold direct to consumer through www.eliteSportZband.com. For further information follow us on Twitter or Facebook.