Friday, October 24, 2014

Time to go where #BallersUnite

The hype of Gilas Pilipinas, the PBA, the UAAP, the NCAA, and the NBA has continuously made basketball the most popular sport among Filipinos. In every game, we come to cheer on with our hearts on fire. Indeed, this sport has unified the nation.

Fans may not realize how much it takes for basketball athletes to stay in shape. Ballers unite on the court, train for days, and always push to improve their game. Hoop junkies need to work on technique and fundamentals because basketball requires one to be physically prepared, not just to break ankles from a crossover or to slash the defense, but more importantly, to injury-proof the body for longer years of passion for the game.

Need speed and agility? Cover court distances faster than your defender can blink by doing agility & power training for your legs. Agility ladders and training cones are perfect for those slide movement drills, while ankle weights can train legs for power. 

Playing basketball creates a great amount of stress from shifty movements, excessive jumps and sudden stops. Keep your game on top and prevent damage with available body supports. Protect your ankles from sprains (the most common ballgame injury) by wearing AQ ankle supports. Meantime, protect your knees during unexpected dives for the ball or even possible torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) by using knee supports from McDavid. 

Shoving and tackling in the shaded lane can be hell on the body. Build up your core for this highly physical game with strength training by utilizing dumbbells, a door gym, a medicine ball and a fitness ball. 

Think you've trained enough? Your levelled up game deserves kicks with superior performance and brag-worthy style. Lace up with the latest Nike LeBron XII or Nike KD VII for powerful moves to the basket...

Or improve your zigzagging footwork with the energy-returning Boost Technology of the freshest Adidas D Rose 5 Boost and Adidas Crazylight Boost. Look cool on-court with creatively designed Obbo socks and fashionable Solebandz. Dress up off-court and show your basketball pride with official Gilas Pilipinas or PBA apparel. 

Save yourself from the hassles, check out the wide selection of hoops must-haves - from kicks and accessories, to supports and equipment) at Toby's Sports, a one-stop shop where #BallersUnite.

Ballers of the PHL, head on over to Toby's Sports Fan Page on Facebook, follow @tobyssports on Twitter, follow @tobyssports on Instagram and visit Toby's Sports - where #BallersUnite.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Marc Pingris can't wait for Jordan x 'Slam Dunk' Collection. PHOTOS:

The Jordan x 'Slam Dunk' Collection is coming and Pinoy Sakuragi Marc Pingris can't wait. I can see why. The details on these kicks are perfect for Pingris. It's a sneaker tribute to Hanamichi Sakuragi of the iconic Slam Dunk manga series.

From In 1990, Japanese manga artist Takehiko Inoue introduced the world to the fictional Hanamichi Sakuragi. Sakuragi began as an outcast at his his high school with a reputation for causing trouble. After a girl rejected him, he tried out for the basketball team, where he showcased his natural athleticism and helped turn his previously unknown high school team into an all-star contender in Japan. "I have been hugely inspired by Michael Jordan's game, as well as his attitude. It's been a great honour to have this opportunity," said Inoue. "At first, he was someone from a different planet - he could stay in the air longer than anybody else. Then I began to see him as someone who always encourages you to set a vision and challenge yourself to achieving it."

From The number 10 is present throughout the collection, replacing the standard 23. The number is a nod to Sakuragi's player number and establishes the Jordan Brand x Slam Dunk collaboration as the character's very own player-exclusive line. 

During Marc's guesting on The Bro Show, he told us he was excited to wear these to the games. Marc said, "Talagang gagamitin ko yan!" Afterwards, he posted this on Instagram:

Jordan x Slam Dunk x Pinoy Sakuragi coming soon! To learn more about the collection, go to: MH