A sports bra may not be high on your wish list. You prefer to spend your money on a lace underwired bra, and all the fabric used is not the same as sexy underwear. But whether you have a smaller cup size or a fuller bust, a sports bra is indispensable in your handball wardrobe.
Are you wondering why wearing a sports bra is definitely worth it and how to choose the right size and fit? Then read the tips below!
With roots in the Scandinavian countries, the handball brand Hummel and the sport have at least one important common denominator. But today both are popular worldwide. The complete Hummel handball range has been specially developed to deliver the best possible performance. A comfortable and practical fit made of quick-drying material with the characteristic Hummel Chevrons always subtly incorporated into the design.
Always with an eye for innovation. This is also the case with the launch of the new Hummel Inventus collection. According to Hummel, it will bring about a change: it will drastically change the way you think about your handball equipment.
Mizuno is very active during the summer of 2020. As with any brand, the corona virus also requires a lot of adaptability at Mizuno. Especially now that the Olympic Games in home country Japan have been moved to next year. But it doesn't seem to harm Mizuno and Mizuno is firmly committed to the already beautiful Mizuno indoor collection. Especially with the colorful newcomer to the collection: the Mizuno Expedition Pack. The special in one of the most beautiful colors of the year is an ode to the element that surrounds Japan and played a very important role in Japanese history: the ocean.
A handball player steps onto the handball field with one goal and that is to win. This is possible with beautiful, graceful and technical playing, with brute force and also with a little bluff. The manner does not matter and will also be different for an agile and fast player than for a powerful and steadfast player. One is manoeuvrable and flexible at the corners and the other is indestructible and stable on the circle. Kempa has defied the toughest demands of their handball game for both types of players by developing the perfect handball shoe. In both cases they have been designed and optimized to get the best out of every type of player: the Kempa Wing with a new look and the Kempa Attack with a brand new technology.
With the launch of MIZUNO ENERZY and the presentation of Mizuno Wave Stealth Neo as a new top model, a new Mizuno era is dawning.
Developed in Japan with the world's most valuable player Mikkel Hansen for three times, the Mizuno Wave Stealth Neo is designed for powerful and physical handball players who need high stability and great cushioning on the field.
The Mizuno Wave Lightning is one of the most popular shoes in volleyball and handball. World Champions like Estavana Polman and top volleyball player Laura Dijkema play on the Wave Lightning. Meanwhile, the sixth version of this indoor shoe has been released, so it's about time to discuss the differences of the last two versions.
Stiff muscles. Every athlete has them once in a while and that's no fun. Whether you suffer from neck pain caused by an unexpected move or a pulled groin during a match, you want to get rid of the nasty and painful feeling as soon as possible. That's why it's important to know how you can recover faster from these stiff muscles.
One month after my surgery. Up to now, the time flies but I keep in mind that this was only the first month and there are still many to go... However, I can’t complain up until now. There’s so much more that I’m still able to do compared to what I thought I could!
What does the first month look like after a surgery like this? As an experience expert I’m now able to tell you!
Everybody knows someone that has been injured, or maybe you unfortunately experienced it yourself, like me.
Of course, it has gone well for 24 years with me (yes, that’s how long I’ve been playing handball) so I do still trust my body. As you might understand, that has been different the first few days after surgery. I’m saying this very toughly, but the first two weeks were the worst!
When I got out of the anesthesia, the doctor looked at me with a smile on his face. The first thing I heard after I woke up was: “Very well done miss Goos, nothing is broken besides the anterior cruciate ligament!” Well thanks, I’m SUPER happy about that (NOT)! But on the positive, that’s the best of the worst possible diagnosis. No broken meniscus, not other straps teared. So, from now on a long way back…
Two hours after the surgery, the doctor came to quickly check on how I was doing. Well, actually very good, only I was VERY hungry and didn’t get anything to eat (still getting angry about it)! I couldn’t eat because I just got out of anesthesia, which meant: a cheese sandwich in the evening and normal food the next day. That also meant: HUNGRY the whole damn day (My mother doesn’t allow me to say this because we don’t know hunger, but I was really hungry)! Back to the point. The doctor also came to tell me that I had to lift my left and stand up. Yes, you’re reading that well; stand up. I was not allowed to walk, only with crutches. Still, standing up immediately after the surgery was a scary idea, but the doctor said it, so I did it. It actually was possible and went well immediately!
I had to stay in the hospital for 2 full days (which is normal in Germany, in Holland there’s only one day of hospitalization, unfortunately not in Germany).
During those 2 days, I immediately got physiotherapy and lots of information and explanation about what’s going to happen the coming weeks.
The third day after my surgery, some sort of bicycle was delivered at my home. I had to cycle 3 times a day for 15 minutes. I really had to get used to it the first 2 times because it felt really weird, but after that I went like a rocket! I cycled quite some kilometers in the first week, at home on the couch!
Six days after the surgery, I ran! Yesss, I ran! 20 minutes long, 7 km/h. Eat that! Never thought that that would be possible. I ran with 20% bodyweight on my legs, in a zero-gravity machine. Yes, those exist! I felt like a walking muffin, but I couldn’t care less, I’m able to run! Since then I’m doing it three times a week. I’m now at 4,5 weeks and I’m running with 45% bodyweight at 9 km/h for 40 minutes. It’s better than nothing, right?
After 10 days I was able to walk without crutches, after 2 weeks I was able to cycle and after 3 weeks I got back on a cross-trainer. Every time that I’m doing something new, it feels like a victory! And I’ve celebrated a lot of victories in the past 4 weeks. That helps enormously! The toughest for me is sitting at the side during training sessions and especially during matches. I want to pick up the ball, run away, make a jump shot and slam the ball on goal!! But, unfortunately, that will take a while. I can’t complain, I’m already doing so much. I know that I can’t and shouldn’t compare myself to other, but I’m still doing so and I think all of us are.
I’m now looking at one week at a time, with a new goal every week. Up until now I’m achieving all my goals and more! My end goal is: playing the return! That’s in 5,5 months! Yes, that might be fast, but nothing is impossible and I trust myself and my body!
For everybody that’s going or went through the same thing; the thing that’s helping me tremendously is the team that I’ve built around me. A team that exists out of people with their own expertise but a common goal: Getting me in shape again, and stronger than ever, as soon as possible!
I’m very grateful to that team already!
- Andreas Dewald
- Sven Schneider
- Remon Stompe
- Patrik Vogl
- Tom Grootendorst
adidas handball shoes 2016, for the real CHAMPION!
The new collection adidas
handball shoes 2016 is too good to be true. The power behind the
collection is that it is suitable for both recreational and
professional players to deliver a performance at top level! Below you
will find more information concerning the two top models in the newest
adidas handball collection.
adidas Counterblast Falcon
The adidas Counterblast Falcon is a new and improved handball shoe.
This flagship model by adidas is lightweight and it fits the style of
the lightweight player to the slightly heavy player. The upper is made
of a strong mesh which offers ventilation and comfort.
The adidas Counterblast Falcon features SprintWeb technology which adds
stability to the handball shoe during a rotation, high speed or when
you turn. AdiPRENE technology around the forefoot offers
stability and it ensures that your foot settlement is comfortable and
natural. The combination of the colors and the sportive design complete
the look. Check the new Counterblast Falcon HERE.
adidas Stabil Boost II
The adidas Stabil Boost II is the favorite handball shoe of Nikola
Karabatić. The new Stabil Boost features Energy Boost technology which
improves the comfort level and it ensures maximum energy recovery. The
integration of the adidas Sprint Plate results in a higher jump and
support during the touch down.
Something remarkable of adidas is the Non Marking Top Grip rubber
outersole. This sole is not only durable and made of the best
materials, but it offers the best grip. During fast movements,
acceleration and deceleration this sole ensures that you maintain your
stability, so you can concentrate on the handball. Check the new Stabil
Boost II HERE.