Over the weekend (10/15/22), I made it 64 miles at Oil Creek 100 before I had to call it quits for safety reasons. I climbed over 9,000 ft on the beautiful and gnarly Gerard Hiking Trail that day.
When I realized that I was done, it was night and about 29 degrees F.
I then had to hike out of the woods a few miles.
My muscles got a day of rest before using the massage gun. They were a little beat up, and stairs were a challenge.
The Ultra Recovery RePro felt really good once I did. I used the foam ball head, which was gentle enough on beat up muscles.
Later, I’ll use a harder massage head, probably the pointed head, which gets deeper.
On average, I use it for 10-15 minutes total, all muscle groups. This is as needed.
I also own a Runner’s Stick and foam roller (links are to the exact products), but this massage gun is my go-to. When I use these products, it is for about the same length of time as the massage gun. The Runner’s Stick is the travel size. It has gone to races and through airport security. I have not traveled with the massage gun, yet.
This product even helps me out when I’m feeling stressed. It’s good to take a little break from life and massage my shoulders, where I’m most tense. Some deep breathes and about 10 minutes is enough to feel a slight improvement in my mood (emotional) and shoulders (physical).
Check out my previous video about the massage gun. I briefly show the case and attachments. —> ULTRA RECOVERY REPRO MASSAGE GUN REVIEW: INTRODUCTION
If you’re interested in this product (or any or their other products), you can use my athlete code to save 10%:
* Ultra Recovery is working on some new products (really cool things), so stay tuned. 🙂
– There is a chance that this massage gun is on sale and or sold out.
Learn about Ultra Recovery and their products here.
I hope that this information helps you out if you’re looking for a massage gun.
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