Why Are Those Olympic Athletes Covering Themselves With Gaffers Tape?

tape from thetapeworks.comNow that Olympic track and field events are up and running, tv viewers are being presented with  images of athletes that appear to be covered in gaffers tape.

Actually, this is a tape product called Kinesio tape.  It is a stretchy fabric material that is designed to boost circulation by lifting skin away from muscle tissue.

Some in sports medicine think that it can protect muscle tissue and assist in healing, but others think that it has no value at all.

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