The participation of women in sports has actively promoted women empowerment over the last few decades. Being aware of their rights, women are now involving themselves in almost all the sectors men work in. Sports involvement is a recent addition to it. Within this short time, women have shown their potential in sports not less than men. But a great matter of regret is that women do not have specialized equipment or 먹튀검증 for use and they have to consider wearing the same as men. This is a huge problem because wearing or doing any athletic movement using that equipment can result in serious injuries and long-term use may result in permanent health problems, often needed surgeries to cure the place of injury. For example, chest straps for women should be made differently because women’s skin is more delicate than men’s’.
Reason for Specialised Sports Equipment for Women: The body figure, structure, both interior and exterior are different for women compared to men. For instance, the breast of a woman is a part of the body that requires proper coverage otherwise doing any strong athletic movement may result in rupture of ligaments, tendons or muscles that holds the breast. Some of the equipment women need special attention while making them are:
- Boots: The structure of the feet of women is different from that of men and wearing men’s boots can sprain your legs. Women are seen to be ten times more vulnerable to sprained ankles than men. Women have a narrower heel cup and wider forefoot than men. So long term use of these boots can result in permanent pain. Nike and Asics are now making boots considering these facts.
- Bike Saddle: The hips of women are wider than that of men’s. So saddles generally used in bicycles are narrow as women’s participation in sports is later than men’s. But long term cycling in this type of saddle can result in groin pain. Cyclist Hannah had to undergo surgery because of this narrow saddle as it did not fit her hips. Also, the posture of the cycle should be maintained which should not be too high or low because the faulty posture can result in long term back pain.
- Abdomen Guard: As told earlier, women’s skin is more delicate than men’s and this equipment is worn by both men and women but women’s should be more comfortable and protective to minimise the pain when a ball hits them accidentally. Also to minimize the chances of being hit by a ball, the ball should be lighter and smaller than men’s along with a smaller pitch. Chestguard along with abdomen guard is also used to avoid chest injuries.
Wardrobe malfunctions does not only lead to these accidents but also leads the female athlete to trauma due to embarrassment and can take a long time for them to move on. Since the world is understanding the potentials of female athletes, the sports equipment industry is now giving importance to designing special equipment and through this facility, women can shine even brighter .