Tuesday, October 20, 2015

For every item purchased we will give an item to a dog in need.

                                                                          picture courtesy of villalobospitbull.blogspot.com

That is right - for every item that is being purchased from now until 11.30.15 we will be donating a much needed item (i.e. toy, collar, blanket) for a dog at the Villalobos Rescue Center which rescues abandoned, abused and neglected dogs. The center found popularity with the TV show Pit Bulls & Parolees on Animal Planet.

Stay tuned for our updates on facebook.

Save 35% today with code WeHelp and we        will donate a much needed item on your                                      behalf.

You can save big on Compression socks or compression sleeves as well as Triathlon apparel plus our new HipZIPP run belt and feel great about it.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Rules of Running: Part Two

Continuing from our previous blog, our SLS3 experts continue to list some of the best running rules to follow that, in combination with our quality running belts, will help you get the most out of your sport and reach your peak potential.

The 2-Day Rule

The 2-Day Rule states that if one of your muscles or body parts is in pain for two consecutive days, you should take two days off in order to properly rest up. The reason for this is that two days of straight pain could be indicative of a fairly serious injury. Of course, if two days off doesn’t do the trick, you should take a trip to the doctor.

The Familiar-Foods Rule

Experimenting with your food and drink plans before a run isn’t a good idea as your gastrointestinal tract becomes used to the unique mix of nutrients that you consume on a regular basis. However, if you have nothing on hand to eat except for new foods, obviously that’s better than eating nothing.

The Talking Rule

Research has shown that runners who have optimal breathing and heart rates can comfortably hold a conversation. Alternatively, those who can’t are not running at their optimal rates. The exceptions for this rule are when you are doing speed work, hard runs or races.

The Carb-Loading Rule

Increasing the amount of carbohydrates in your diet a few days before a long race is a classic rule that is used by athletes everywhere. Although this is effective, new research has also suggested that even loading on carbs just for two hours during the two days before your race is just as effective.

For those looking to increase the effectiveness of their running and racing, keep the above tips in mind and you’ll get the best results that you possibly can. At SLS3, we offer a variety of quality running belts, including the HipZIPP belt, all of which are great ways to up your game, especially in combination with these rules of running.

Ten Tips for Running in the Cold

With the winter season approaching, runners everywhere are preparing to tough it out and continue their sport through the harsh weather. If you’re new to the sport and aren’t quite sure how to approach this, we’ve listed 10 tips below to help you keep running through the winter and make the most of your running belt.

1. Stay Motivated

Running in the cold requires plenty of motivation, so make a winter running schedule and stick with it. If it’s ever too cold or snowy, you can always go back inside and continue the run when it clears up or move your run to the next day.

2. Dress Properly

When dressing for winter running, you want to dress as if it’s 20 degrees warmer. This will keep you warm enough but also allow enough flexibility to run comfortably and effectively.

3. Proper Shoes

Make sure that the shoes that you wear have a minimal amount of mesh – shoes with Gore-Tex uppers are the most ideal and will give you the grip that you need.

4. Warm Up

Warm up inside your home to get your sweat going before you head outside. This can be accomplished by some simple jump rope or even running up and down some stairs.

5. Remain Seen

Wear something reflective or fluorescent to ensure that you can be seen – winter weather can make it difficult for many people in terms of visibility.

6. Dealing with Wind

When it comes to dealing with wind, always begin your run into the wind and finish it with it at your back. This will ensure that the cold from the wind doesn’t affect you after you’ve broken a sweat.

7. Postrun Changing

Change all of your clothes as soon as your run is over. As soon as you stop running, your core body temperature will drop, making it essential to change in order to avoid the chills.

8. Speed

When running in the winter, forget about speed – it’s more about maintenance running than speedwork so forget about trying to top your time records.

9. Dealing with Rain

Always be prepared to deal with rainy conditions. Some tips for this include carrying plastic baggies in your running belt and putting them on your feet when necessary. Take a look at our HipZIPP belt for a great choice for carrying extra clothes and accessories.

10. Find a Warm Location

If the weather is too much for you to handle, try going someplace around your town that offers warmer temperatures so you can still get your fix.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Introducing the SLS3 compression sock/sleeve trade in program.

How it works:

1. Send your old socks/sleeves to:

SLS3 / Trade-in
2613 Temple Heights Drive Ste G
Oceanside, CA 92056

Include your email address!

2. Once we receive your trade in, we will email you a case sensitive code that allows you to purchase a pair of SLS3 compression socks or sleeves for only $15.*

3. Enjoy your TRADE UP.

*Free shipping on orders over $50 within the US. Limit 1 trade-in per customer. All brands are welcome for trade in. Email address must be readable. You only pay $15 per pair of compression socks or sleeves. Shipping not included. Offer expires 12/30/15.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Rules of Running: Part One

As a runner, there are plenty of tips and rules that can help you perform better – some you likely already know, others you might not. At SLS3, our quality running belts can bring the best out of your run and when combined with the tips we’ve listed below, you can really be sure that you’re getting the most out of your efforts.

The 10-Percent Rule

The 10-percent rule relates to your weekly training mileage – if you’re going to increase it, never do so by more than 10-percent. This rule was popularized in the 1980s and since then, it has become known that increasing your training regimen by too much can lead to injury. However, for those starting out with low, single-digit mileage per week, you can definitely go over 10-percent until you get into a more standard routine.


One of the most important rules of running is this: the best way to train is to train in a way that mimics the event or sport that you’re training for. If you’re training for a Half Marathon, you’re going to need to at least train for a little while at that pace. We’re not saying you need to mimic the entire race, as this would require too much recovery time and slow down your training; just try to run at the same pace but for shorter periods of time.

The 2-Hour Rule

Waiting two hours after a meal before you undertake any running exercises is a great way to ensure that your food is digested and emptied from your stomach, especially if you ate a high-carb meal. For meals high in protein this rule is especially important as it takes longer to digest – failing to wait long enough can lead to cramps, bloating and sometimes vomiting.

Keep the above tips in mind before your training and running sessions and you’ll make your life much easier.