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sherlock
12-10-2008, 10:39 AM
I hope this isn`t too dumb a question but.......many players have a band/strip just above their elbows and I was just wondering if there is a practical purpose to this or is it just some kind of fashion thing?

Steelman16
12-10-2008, 10:50 AM
I'm not sure of its actual purpose, if any, but I think it might be to help prevent a biceps tear of some kind. I don't remember them last year, and I noticed Aaron Smith and others wearing it this year.

Not exactly sure though. Could just be "cool".

revefsreleets
12-10-2008, 11:59 AM
I heard it had something to do with circulation...

Steelcitygal87
12-10-2008, 05:05 PM
I have been wondering the very same thing. It is so tight looking, it seems to me it would be uncomfortable.

I just did some searching and found this:

According to a New York Times article, the armbands are nothing more than the current fashion trend with the purpose of showing off their upper arm definition.

Wearing the armbands has no medical or performance benefit.


GO STEELERS!!!! :tt03::tt03::tt03:

Dawn

Fire Haley
12-10-2008, 05:09 PM
This is the only football fashion I notice.

http://www.sidelinehotties.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/lindsay-soto-fsn-1.jpg

I_Bleed_Black_And_Gold
12-10-2008, 05:36 PM
Makes your veins stand out...

tony hipchest
12-10-2008, 07:36 PM
now theres some definite "upper arm" definition that makes my vein "stand out".

stillers4me
12-10-2008, 07:38 PM
uggghhhhh........her arms are way too skinny.

:chuckle:

revefsreleets
12-10-2008, 07:41 PM
And there she is again.

That chick is THE spitting image of my first fiance.

Yikes!

tony hipchest
12-10-2008, 07:42 PM
uggghhhhh........her arms are way too skinny.

:chuckle:she had arms? :huh:

:mg:

stillers4me
12-10-2008, 07:47 PM
she had arms? :huh:

:mg:

yea......see those shapeless sticks sticking out of her boobs? :coffee:

nojobny
12-10-2008, 08:01 PM
Ahem.... :pity:

To get back to the question. I googled and found this:

Those narrow straps are to prevent tendinopathy. By taking some of the load off the muscles and tendons near their attachment points they reduce the likelihood of tearing, particularly of the triceps tendon when falling on the hands. Physical therapists give these to the players to prevent lateral and medial epicondylitis and outright rupture injury and keep them in the game with less pain. You can get them fitted for the patellar tendon also.


As you were... :naughty::naughty::drool:

RoethlisBURGHer
12-10-2008, 09:14 PM
Who the hell was looking at her arms?

sherlock
12-10-2008, 11:33 PM
Thank you for your answers everyone.:hatsoff:
Although my favourite post was killers...I can`t think why though!

SteelersMongol
12-11-2008, 07:48 AM
Who the hell was looking at her arms?

:toofunny:

I gotta admit she's hot.

Fire Haley
12-11-2008, 10:00 AM
Thank you for your answers everyone.:hatsoff:
Although my favourite post was killers...I can`t think why though!

sorry for hijacking your thread - I'm good at that

Nike is producing 'Bicep Bands' marketed to football players
(check it out under equipment on the Nike.com site under Mens football)

http://store.nike.com/index.jsp?country=US&lang_locale=en_US&sitesrc=USGR#l=shop,pwp,c-1+100701/hf-10002+4294967196/t-Men's_Football/pn-2

Basically, they are sweat bands designed to show off your biceps.

you gotta look good to play good, that's what they say

Stu Pidasso
12-11-2008, 10:50 AM
I think it's better than the electrical tape those beach volleyball players wore at the olympics.

Fire Haley
12-11-2008, 11:02 AM
I think it's better than the electrical tape those beach volleyball players wore at the olympics.

I see nothing

http://www.thenewts.net/images/blog/beach_volleyball.jpg

43Hitman
12-11-2008, 11:11 AM
Holy wedgie Batman!!

sherlock
12-11-2008, 12:03 PM
Hey Killer you`ve turned this in to some kind of Steeler Erotica Thread...........nice one..........er,cough,....keep it up!! :wink02:

Fire Haley
12-11-2008, 12:04 PM
Nothing but good clean sports here.

xfl2001fan
12-11-2008, 12:30 PM
The first one...she looks like a crackhead with a boob job.

Fire Haley
12-11-2008, 12:57 PM
The first one...she looks like a crackhead with a boob job.

That's Lindsay Soto from NFL Network - she my girl, don't be talking bad about my girl.

xfl2001fan
12-11-2008, 01:36 PM
That's Lindsay Soto from NFL Network - she my girl, don't be talking bad about my girl.
My bad. I wouldn't have said (where you could read it) that she looked that way if I had known you would react like this. :flap:

Stu Pidasso
12-11-2008, 02:49 PM
xfl- them's fighting words! You leave Lindsay ALONE!!!

Fire Haley
12-11-2008, 03:06 PM
What is wrong with kids today? Sheesh

xfl2001fan
12-11-2008, 05:08 PM
xfl- them's fighting words! You leave Lindsay ALONE!!!
It's nothing personal. I'm sure she's a nice crackhead with a boob job. :flap:

stillers4me
12-11-2008, 05:13 PM
The boobs with the sticks coming out of them?

Fire Haley
12-11-2008, 05:28 PM
I'm going to have her baby.

touchdownward
12-11-2008, 08:44 PM
This is the only football fashion I notice.

http://www.sidelinehotties.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/lindsay-soto-fsn-1.jpg
Nice fashion statement......both of them.