By Matt Evans
Have you just started going to the gym after a long time away due to COVID? If you're just getting back into fitness – or even getting into fitness for the first time – it's likely you're getting a considerable amount of aches and pains as a result of your new regime.
There's an answer to getting rid of these aches and pains quickly and efficiently: a portable massage gun, which vibrates your muscles at high frequencies to encourage blood flow and massage away knots. Hyperice is one of the most popular home sports massage brands out there, and for good reason: with Quiet Glide tech and its ability to attack deep tissue problems, its line of Hypervolt massage guns can power away the most stubborn of knots.
One of Hyperice's most popular models, the Hypervolt in silver and black, is available at Best buy for just $299.99. Best Buy is also stocking the Hypervolt Plus, with 30% more power than the original Hypervolt, at just $349.99.
Hyperice Hypervolt Body Massager - Black/Silver| was $349.99 | now $299.99 at Best Buy
Best Buy are stocking one of the best new fitness tools on the market. The Hyperice Hypervolt gets rid of aches and pains with three speed settings delivering up to 3200 percussions per minute. With Quick Glide technology and swappable heads, this is said to be " quietest, most advanced percussion massage device on planet earth", just the thing to pummel away DOMS. View Deal
Hyperice Hypervolt Plus Body Massager - Black | was $399.99 | now $349.99 at Best Buy
Take the Hypervolt to the max with this premium version. Said to be 30% more powerful while retianing all the features that mkes its predecessor so successful, such as the Quiet Glide functionality and the Hypervolt app. View Deal
Hyperice might be some of the best portable massage devices out there, but they're joined by comparable brands like Theragun as well as a slew of imitators, which showcases how into recovery and mobility the fitness world has become. Muscular pain is preventable, easily treatable and sorting it can vastly improve our training (and our quality of life). It's no wonder massage guns have exploded in popularity.
If your muscular pain is particularly bad, consider some anti-inflammatory supplements (found in our best supplement for joints guide) or apply relief balms like Deep Heat or Tiger Balm which will temporarily soothe your pain.
A regular stretching routine will also alleviate tight muscles in the long term. A study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE promoted the importance of mobility training. Your muscles naturally contract as you age, so dedicated training to lengthen them results in better quality of life, whether you're rising from a chair to make a cup of tea, or going for a walk in the park. Check out our beginner's guide to stretching for more.
Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and Channel Editor at Fit&Well. He's previously written for titles like Men's Health and Red Bull, and covers all things exercise and nutrition on the Fit&Well website.
Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen kickboxer and runner. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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