Here at Supacore, we go beyond existing boundaries. We don’t just want to know what the best manufacturing technologies are, we want to go beyond them - we strive for innovation.
In addition to our seamless knitting technology, cutting down on production waste and ensuring that Supacore products outlast the competition, Supacore introduces RibTech® – a body-mapping micro-massaging feature designed to help you upgrade your performance.Our physiotherapist team advise that the process mimics kinesiology taping.
What is RibTech®?
RibTech® is present in both our upper body and lower body products. Essentially, RibTech® provides areas of tightly grouped “spring-like” sections over specific areas of the body. For example, in our CORETECH® shorts, RibTech® can be found over the glutes, hamstrings, hip and tensor fasciae latae (TFL) areas, as well as over the quadriceps area above the knee.
These spring-like sections expand and contract independently of the other section of the compressive garment, meaning the compressive forces of Supacore products are maintained throughout whichever upper or lower body area you’re utilising our items on.
Why Do You Need It?
RibTech® body mapping technology is multi-purpose. On a supportive level, it supports underlying musculature in a similar way to kinesiology taping – ensuring additional dynamic support around muscles and joints while allowing safe and functional ranges of motion. On a muscle-activation level, it provides micro-massaging of underlying muscle groups which has been shown to improve muscle engagement and recruitment on a biomechanical level.
Essentially, RibTech® encourages and enables your body to work more efficiently with better support and a reduced risk of injury.