Tommie Copper is a notable brand of compression apparel that is infused with copper and designed to relieve pain in areas where worn. Unlike most compression wear, Tommie Copper promotes the idea of comfortable compression wear. Tommie Copper compression wear bridges the gap between athletic use and pain relief in overworked joints and muscles. Continue reading Tommie Copper: How Does it Work?
Those with a particularly active lifestyle are always on the lookout for gear and apparel that support their activities. It’s not just about going for a jog, it’s about incorporating fitness, athleticism, and a general sense of activity into your life as a whole. Fortunately for you there are a wide variety of brands that design their products to best suit the demands of active lifestyles. Of course, these products are not limited to those in peak physical condition, but for those who desire comfort and support for any sort of general activity throughout the day. Continue reading Gear & Apparel for an Active Lifestyle
Quite often we read about police officers, firemen and other first responders who have been called heroes. These heroes are often just men and women who have been thrust into emergency situations where lives were at stake.
But something takes them from ‘every day cop’ or ‘every day fire fighter’ to hero. For example, in the recent shooting in Wisconsin, officer Brian Murphy has been hailed as a hero…(and rightfully so…).
So what are the traits must a first responder must possess for them to act like a hero? What makes for an heroic cop? What makes an heroic fire fighter?
Proper training is what separates a professional first responder or public safety officer from average citizens. It’s that training that ‘turns on’ when the situation demands.
Situation after situation prepares a person for…….the next situation. Experience is an indispensable component of what it takes to be a hero.
Heroes may seem as though they’ve acted alone, but generally you’ll hear more of ‘heroes’ than just one ‘hero’. Regardless, heroes are always part of a greater team – with their partners, the agencies and departments with whom they serve and with their community.
Ability to act fast
Yes, the ability to react fast is based on the first three traits – training, experience and teamwork. A hero is on the scene and active because they’ve been trained
Heroes are not reactive people. They take charge when situations give them the opportunity.
First responders are known for putting their personal interests aside when things get tough. The focus in now on the people whose health – whose lives – are at stake.
It takes a certain type of bravery to act. For some it’s automatic – that’s what training and teamwork provide – but deep down it takes guts to step in to certain situations.
The situation someone is thrust into provides the stage for everything else to happen. Thankfully, heroic traits are at play when these situations occur.
Most will say they’re not a hero. They just happened to be in the right place at the right time and had the training, knowledge and know-how to get the job done. That’s a testament to the nature of the men and women who find themselves in these situations, but it’s also a testament to the institutions that provide these officers with the background they need to be successful – training academies, education, seminars, teamwork, experience on the job.
What else makes up a hero?
Tough Mudder is just the kind of challenge many Galls customers want to tackle. It’s amazingly physical. It’s mental. And it can be an ego bust or an ego boost.
What is Tough Mudder?
Tough Mudder is not your average mud run or spirit-crushing endurance road race. It is a 10-12 mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie of those participating. Forget finish times. Simply completing a Tough Mudder is a badge of honor.
- Police officers
- Current and former military personnel
- Anyone seeking to challenge themselves / prove themselves
And while Galls is not affiliated with Tough Mudder or its events, we do support the efforts of individuals and teams who put themselves through physical and mental challenges. The drive that it takes to train for and finish an event like this is substantial.
If you decide that you and your buddies are ready for the race, here are some suggestions on what to wear during the event.
Under Armour Wounded Warrior Project Short Sleeve T-shirt – this performance shirt helps wick away moisture when you sweat helping you stay dryer and warmer – plus it helps support a great cause.
5.11 Wicking Muscle Mapping Shirt – the name says it all – stay dry, keep your muscles supported and perform at your maximum level.
Under Armour HeatGear Tactical Training Shorts – built for freedom of movement, these shorts are great for training and competition.
5.11 Station Grip Gloves – the perfect accessory while scaling wood walls or climbing rope ladders.
Under Armour Low Cut Socks – at $9.99 you can feel comfortable with the fact that you’ll likely be throwing the socks in the trash after the race.
Yes, Medical too:
Dyna Med First Aid Kit – on the ride home you can attend to any bruises, blisters, abrasions and cuts that you acquired during the event.
If you participate in Tough Mudder or any other similar event that challenges your work ethic and your mental toughness, we tip our cap to you.