Stay in the Game with Extra Protection
The countdown to kickoff has begun, and for our football-mad country that’s good news. The cheerleaders are practicing their routines, the groundskeepers are preparing the stadiums, the concession stands are stocking up, and the football players are taking hits on the practice field.
Summer football practice begins soon for many high school and collegiate teams. For most teams, full contact will begin a week or so after the start of conditioning, and with it will come the potential for injury. Given summer’s
high temperatures, dehydration can be a problem as well. While mandatory protective gear and strict enforcement of league practice rules help prevent most injuries, additional equipment can further protect body parts that are exposed even when wearing full equipment, while undergarments designed for hot weather can help keep things cool.
The Armor for Under
Some of the most common football injuries result from a lack of protection. Hip pointers, for example, are caused by a direct blow to the edge of the pelvis and can be very painful. Stingers are the result of pinched nerves and can be both painful and immobilizing. Because the chest area and upper abdomen aren’t well protected by
mandatory equipment, a hit to this area can compress unprotected flash against the athlete’s ribs, causing painful bruising. And while shoulder pads provide some collarbone protection, fractures of this relatively fragile bone are common and painful.
Dunham’s carries padded undergarments for football that are designed to cover the gaps in a player’s protective gear. These high-tech garments, available from both Under Armour and Shock Doctor, move like a second skin, yet provide enhanced full-time protection. Of minimal weight and bulk, they don’t encumber the athlete. Many professional athletes use protective products made by these suppliers.
Shockskin undergarments from Shock Doctor feature a patented system of integrated fabric and foam. Shorts are available with as many as five pads and in regular or extended thigh length. Shirts are available with up to five pads. Protective foam in both garments is positioned to help prevent the most common injuries.
Under Armour’s MPZ Armour Girdle is built with light, strategically placed padding to add extra lower-body protection. Padded shirts can provide enhanced rib cage protectio and some models grip mandatory external pads to keep them in place.
In addition to padded undergarments, Dunh