Training hard is an important part of building muscle and strength, however, recovery is often forgotten about. Recovering harder than you train can even help you build muscle and become stronger. If you’re like most people, you can’t afford the price of massages all of the time. Fortunately, massage guns have been booming, shorten recovery time, and are full of other benefits that you can utilize at your convenience
Whether you’re a professional athlete, college athlete, or the weekly warrior, injury prevention and recovery is important. Massage guns act as a deep tissue massage that increases blood flow. This increase in blood flow helps release tension and improve the nervous system. Essentially massage guns will help prevent over training and quickly repair tissue.
Believe it or not, massage guns can be a beneficial tool for rehab. While massage guns should not be the primary form of rehab, massage guns can be secondary tool to prevent re-injury. Muscles and tissues that have been damaged through sports injuries, accidents, or overuse will help improve circulation to the damaged area to promote healing.
Lactic Acid Release
We all know that pain. The soreness you have a day or two after just crushing an serious workout. This soreness is due to the lactic acid building up faster than your blood flow. Here’s where the massage gun comes to play. Massage guns will help speed up the recovery process by breaking down the lactic acid build up by promoting blood flow. It’s a win/win and you’ll be able to get back into the gym faster for further gains!
Massage guns are well known for improving recovery times but that is just the tip of their benefits. Massage guns are shown to decrease stress while improving mobility, sleep quality, and decreases the risk of other diseases.
All in all purchasing a massage gun might be one the favorite things you purchase. Let’s be honest though. Nothing is going to beat the experience of a true massage.
Written by GUADS staff member Patrick with contributions from www.achedaway.com