John Broz of Average Broz in Las Vegas, NV has nailed it when it comes to thumb tape in weightlifting. I visited his legendary gym in Vegas a few years ago, and I was fortunate enough to try out his adhesive tape. So why is it so great?
Well, most of the tapes out there in sports are COHESIVE. It's readily available everywhere, which is why most people have used this type. It is designed only to stick to itself and not to hair, wounds or skin.
On the other hand, White Magic that John Broz made is ADHESIVE tape. This means that it will actually stay on your thumb while lifting! I know right... finally someone got it right! John had told me that he had went through numerous runs with his manufacturer of testing and retesting to get this just right. You don't want to be going for a 1 Rep Max with tape sliding off your thumb do you?
The reason that it stays on your thumb, wound, etc. so well is because the tape is made by stitching a unique elastic thread into a cotton fabric, with an unusual weave pattern (this is straight from the Average Broz website).
It is rare that I get this excited for a product out there, and I definitely recommend giving it a try! You won't be disappointed.
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