Suzanne Radford from talk radio station Dubai Eye 103.8 is taking up the Gulf for Good Inca Trail Challenge this July.
To help her get ready, Om Life’s very own Steve Cronin let her have a go on some our very latest products that have just landed in the Middle East. Now she’ll be sprinting ahead while everyone else has collapsed on the wayside. Or at least she’ll have a comfortable trek and be able to enjoy the incredible scenery. Get yourself over to Peru if you have never been! An amazingly beautiful and diverse country.
Suzanne tried out:
Gently mobilise all the joints in your spine to relieve back pain & improve flexibility, while your shoulders and calves get a massage. Used by Olympic teams, sports professionals and celebrities. Also used by lots of people who have chronic back pain in the comfort of their own home! Suzanne took one home and used one every day to prepare for training sessions, recover from training sessions and to increase spinal robustness and flexibility in preparation for lugging a heavy backpack around for 5 days up and down hills.
If you want to try the Mobiliser to improve your fitness or if you suffer from neck/shoulder/back pain, please get in touch here. Even if you’ve had injections or operations and exhausted all other options. We’d be delighted to help you in whatever way we can.
The Spiro Tiger
The world’s only lung endurance trainer enables you to work your breathing muscles (diaphragm, abdominals, intercostals etc.) really hard without feeling dizzy or exhausting the rest of your body. By strengthening these muscles you can improve your oxygen intake and carbon dioxide removal over sustained periods of exercise. Your diaphragm requires much more oxygen to work than a leg muscle and it when it gets tired, you’ll really know about it! Blood flow to your legs reduces, core stability goes and your performance crashes. Don’t let your breathing be your limiting factor!
Used by professional and amateur sports lovers for better endurance (cycling, swimming, running etc.) and faster recovery in between bursts of activity (football, rugby etc.).
As the air is much thinner up on the Inca Trail, less oxygen enters the lungs per breath. Suzanne can benefit by improving her breathing technique and train her breathing muscles so they don’t get tired so fast when her lungs work harder just to provide enough oxygen.
If you want to try the Spiro Tiger to improve your breathing technique and endurance, please get in touch here. It’s suitable for everyone from the incredibly fit to the incredibly unfit. We’d be delighted to help you in whatever way we can.
The Oxygen Chamber
Oxygen chambers are useful when you’re training hard and you want to recover fast after training so that you can train just as hard the next day! Increasing your body tissue oxygenation has many other benefits as well. You can learn more here.
We wish Suzanne and all the other Gulf for Good trekkers the very best for their adventure.