ooZeeki at the 2011 New York Yacht Club Invitational
Hi, Dr. Khademi here, remember to always drink plenty of water, breathe deeply and stretch regularly.
This past weekend I was invited to go to the New York Yacht Club invitational — a sailboat competition in Newport, Rhode Island featuring 22 of the highest rated sailing teams in the world. I had the pleasure of sharing the benefits of our IsoStrength stretching devices (www.isostrength.com) with the team from Hong Kong. While the sport of sailing was a bit of a mystery to me, I was even more unaware of the physical stress and strain the members of the team go through on a daily basis during these competitions. I had the unique opportunity to participate in practice runs on both Saturday and Sunday and was absolutely blown away at the teamwork, strategy and endurance that was displayed by all teams participating in the event. It was both amazing and extremely exciting as these races are all very close and at times dangerous with sailboats nearly colliding with one another in an effort to reach the finish line. All in all I was proud to get an up-close look at a sport which I have long been unfamiliar and also to be able to expose the importance of stretching to a new pool of athletes that I have grown to greatly admire.