massage guns for warmup and recovery

RogerShrederer

New User
Anyone else have one of these devices? I've been using it to massage my legs before and after tennis and peloton rides and love it. Im just wondering if I shouldnt be doing it before excercise for any reason.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Don't see anything wrong with using it prior to exercise... "not only is percussion therapy great as a post-workout treatment, it’s also used by world-class athletes as a pre-competition warm up."

https://evolve-mma.com/blog/heres-how-percussion-therapy-boosts-muscle-recovery-and-ignites-athletic-performance/

Drawback with such a device is getting to some areas of your body without the aid of another person. My physical therapist suggest a vibrating foam roller instead. He actually has both. The roller can be used more parts of the body w/o a partner and is much, much cheaper than the gun.
 

RogueFLIP

Professional
Patient let me try his vibrating roller.....gave me an instant headache on the lowest setting when doing my back.....:mad: But that's just me.

OP if you aren't hurting yourself using your massage gun and it isn't affecting performance, then go for it!
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Patient let me try his vibrating roller.....gave me an instant headache on the lowest setting when doing my back.....:mad: But that's just me.

OP if you aren't hurting yourself using your massage gun and it isn't affecting performance, then go for it!
Oh really! I've used it a couple times on the QL area of the back. No headache for me.
 

RogerShrederer

New User
I tried the massage roller and liked it enough but also got a head ache. Put all that weight on my shoulders sent vibration up to my head. Obviously the massage gun would do this if used up high but for some reason it’s not as bad.
 

RogerShrederer

New User
I made a cheap one with a $80 reciprocating saw that works wonders by the way. The only down side to the real ones is that the battery only lasts about 20 mins. That’s usually more than enough but the real ones last much longer. This saw one supposedly has more power which when used correctly feels amazing, you just have to be more careful.
 
I have one that I use for other things as well as tennis. It's a part of my recovery routine. Stretch, ice, warm shower, percussive massage. If I do this I have no pain the following day.
 
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