Pro Tip: Using the Hypervolt in a Warm-Up
Video by Acupuncturist Heidi Barker
Hypervolt is handheld vibrating massage tool with multiple attachments and speeds to help you loosen tight muscles and reduce soreness from hard training sessions. Many think of it as solely a recovery tool, which it is not. Although it is amazing in that realm, our athletes find it extremely beneficial to use in their warm-ups as well.
In this video, Heidi joins athlete Devyn Kim to discuss the basics of using the Hypervolt gun as a warm-up tool. They are using the second setting on the gun and go through a warm-up/activation routine to help prepare her for squatting.
Here are some of the considerations Heidi will talk about on how to use the Hypervolt effectively and safely for your workout prep routine.
- Are you using it for warm-up/muscle-up activation? Perform shorter bursts of around 30 seconds per muscle/group with the gun.
- Are you using it for recovery? Perform sessions longer than a minute on a muscle/group.
- Be aware of where your nerves are. Two places they are closer to the surface and should therefore be avoided are the sciatic area in the glute and in the pec near the armpit.
- Be careful around joints or you could cause inflammation of the bursa.
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