Most people are very aware that the process of getting faster and stronger. By breaking down the muscles, they grow back stronger, thereby adapting to the stress they have been subjected to. Getting the most out of training is not simply a matter of depleting the body as much as possible, however; it’s about cultivating growth through effective recovery. Sleep and diet are the obvious components, but active recovery seems to be the missing link in the chain for everyone except funded professional sports teams.
Massage is one of the best ways to speed recovery.
With extended, rigorous use, muscles will develop tight, sore spots. A masseur can pursue those tight spots, often referred to as ‘trigger points’. By pressing into those points with a digit or elbow, they will relax and the muscle will be left smooth, which results in better circulation and more effective function. Muscles are wrapped in a supportive sheath called fascia, which becomes tight and stiff with use. Similarly, massage will break this up and help return it to its optimal tension. A stiff, tight muscle is far less powerful than a soft, loose one.
The Shock Roller is a very cheap and easy to use self-massage tool that takes standard foam rolling to a whole new level. The nodules dig deeper into the muscles and fascia aiding in the release of trigger points and tight tissues, freeing one of common muscular aches and pains.
The Iron Edge Shock Roller is made from dense, durable poly urethane that won't compress over time and is resistant to sweat and other forms of corrosion. Best of all, it’s a whole lot of therapy for precious-little coin.
Dimensions 79cm long x 13cm diameter.