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After most of the master was lying in the sweat, I started a new workout method late last year to keep my ass in gear. This leads to the onset of muscle pain which annoys me even when I am not practicing. I know that using a foam roller can relieve the tension but I often find it awkward and painful, especially in soft areas. In epidemic-free times, I probably went to a massage therapist, but that has remained in question for the past year. So I was interested when I started seeing Theragun pop up ads on my Instagram feed. After doing some research, I decided to take advantage of a Cyber Monday deal and bought it Theragun Elite ($ 399) As a Christmas present for me. Not only has it helped with post-workout recovery, it has also helped alleviate the daily pain and suffering (or at least for my aging body).
Elite Theragun’s Persuasive Therapy Device is just one of them; The company also sells Mini (ড 200), Pro (599) and Chief (ড 299) Also known as a massage gun (short for a Theragun therapy gun, above all), it works by massaging your muscles by pushing several pounds to increase blood flow and reduce stiffness and fatigue. While Theragun may be the most popular brand name in this category, it has several competitors, including the market Hyperice, Acidway And Timtam.
I ended up opting for Theragun based on mostly positive reviews and the overall good position of the company. I was also fascinated by its unique triangular shape, the idea of which I assumed I could use to reach a less accessible part of my body like my back. I chose the Elite over the other models because it seemed like a mid-road option between the “Basic” Prime and the more advanced Pro (I rejected the Mini because it’s not a small travel-sized device that’s as flexible as the full-size version). The elite have a power meter, wireless charging capability and the ability to store preset routines, all of which are not major. The Pro, which has an adjustable arm and added 20 extra pound balls, seemed a bit overkill for my needs.
Still, Theragun Elite looks and feels like a premium product. It’s a bit heavier at 2.2 pounds, but I’ve found that it’s significantly balanced thanks to the triangular design. There are three main grips: the standard grip (the handle is 45 degrees from the head), the base grip (the area closest to the head) and the reverse grip. The reverse grip is great for reaching hard-to-reach areas like your back, the base grip is best for areas where you want more control like your feet or hands. I would say, however, that using the Theragun on my back to be a partner is much easier than trying to drive for yourself.
The elite comes with its own carrying case with five attachment heads: standard, dampener, cone, wedge and a small “thumb” size. The next three options are for more detailed work, which I don’t think was necessary for the most part (for example, the cone attachment to identify small muscles in the arms and legs, while the wedge attachment is individually designed shoulder blades and IT bands). I actually stuck to the dampener attachment because it is extremely gentle and therefore works for most parts of the body.
Above the device is a small OLD screen that displays the battery life as well as the selected speed (it goes from 1,750 to 2,400 pulses per minute). Theragun Elite determines the battery life charge every two hours. It doesn’t sound like much, but you’re using the Theragon very rarely for more than a few minutes at a time – the company recommends a minimum of 15 seconds and a maximum of two minutes in the muscle group. I often let Theragun go for a few weeks without charging and it was no problem.
At first I was quite scared of Theragun. I’m not an athlete and I was a little scared to be careful about pushing my muscles so much. Thanks, there is a helpful collaborative app that guides me through the process. There are several routines I have chosen from this; Initially there are in-one programs that target specific body parts such as the lower part. There are various routines that help you warm up or recover from certain activities like running or swimming, with the idea that you use your muscles differently in different professions.
Also, since the app is connected to Bluetooth at the top via the Theragun, the device automatically switches between different frequencies depending on which part of the body I’m noticing. What I really like is that the app gives me real-time feedback on the hard things that should put pressure on my muscles; This way I know if I am keeping it too hard or too soft and can adjust my strength accordingly. At first it seemed a bit strange, but I got used to it. In fact, after following application-directed routines for some time, I became confident enough to use the device without the app.
I’ve been using it for a few months now, and although I don’t think it’s a complete cure – regular stretching is still important! – I think it helped me a lot. My muscle pain is not chronic and my range of motion and flexibility seem to have improved during my workouts. In addition to just exercising recovery, Theragun has also proven effective when I want to get rid of shoulder pain quickly after being hunted with the help of my keyboard or when I want to rest after a long day. Yes it is expensive and it is certainly a luxury that not everyone needs, but it lives up to its promise.