Racquetball brings intensity indoors
Published 3:08 pm, Friday, July 26, 2013
When it comes to finding a high-intensity workout, sometimes it pays to think inside the box.
Action coming from every direction keeps racquetball players sprinting around the court and burning up to 800 calories an hour. Want to be an indoor baller? Here's the gear you need.
Head Zeus 165 Racquet
The Zeus is the lightest racquet in Head's powerful new line inspired by the Greek gods. In addition to looking cool, the Zeus includes tech features such as twin tube construction, offering greater power even on off-center shots, and the patented Innegra carbon fiber, adding strength and lightness while minimizing vibration.
Buy it: $229.95 at Houston Racquet Club
Bionic Racquetball Gloves
Not only are Bionic gloves designed by an orthopedic hand surgeon, they're manufactured by the same company that makes Louisville Slugger bats and baseball gloves, which knows a little bit about how to maximize grip.
Buy it: $24.99 at Sports Authority
Sweaty Bands headbands
Whether your sport is running, soccer or racquetball, keeping your hair out of your face is key to top performance. Cloth bands soak up sweat (causing breakouts) and slip off, but Sweaty Bands stay in place no matter what. Plus they come in endless colors and patterns to show off your team spirit or your personality.
Buy it: $15-$19 at Luke's Locker
Ektelon Strobe Eyewear
One should never set foot on a racquetball court without proper eye protection. The strobe is a popular choice for goggles because of its unique wrap shape that protects from every angle while remaining light and comfortable and offering clear, fog-free vision.
Buy it: $17.99 at racquetballwarehouse.com
Hi-Tec V-Lite Infinity Flare
This neon-blue and yellow shoe has the potential to hypnotize opponents watching your footwork, but the real advantages are in its internal design. The heel is packed with cushioning, and the asymmetrical laces provide more support for lateral movement. If that's not enough, two-time squash world champion Nick Matthew is a fan.
Buy it: $99.95 at holabirdsports.com