The Importance of Myofacial Release Therapy in Your Training Regimen
Most of us hit it hard inside and outside the gym with our regular workout regimen, but how many of us apply the same level of discipline and consistency to soft tissue work…that includes stretching, foam rolling, lacrosse ball rolling, and other forms of (what is know clinically as) Myofacial Release Therapy? Numerous studies have illuminated the importance and benefits of such therapies in aiding performance and facilitating recovery.
One new and innovative device in the world of sports performance is the Theragun. This device is used now by countless professional sports teams, physical therapists, and the top trainers in the industry.
What is the TheraGun you ask? It is a handheld, battery-operated muscle treatment device that holistically heals through vibration therapy. Ideal for use before and after physical activity, it relieves muscle pain and accelerates recovery. The TheraGun treats muscle fatigue, nerve damage, atrophy, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and a range of other ailments.
- Decreases muscle stiffness
- Increases blood and lymphatic flow
- Releases muscle spasms
- Breaks up scar tissue
- Reduces lactic acid
Avenger Fitness just purchased a TheraGun for use with our valued clients. And they’re raving already about the experience…
So, whether you have access to a TheraGun or simply a lacrosse ball or foam roller, carve out time for soft tissue work! Remember, training time does not create gains, it’s merely the stimulus. Mindful rest and recovery, integrating stretching and myofacial release, is what facilitates progress. Your body will thank you.