Whether you have just started an exercise routine or you're a seasoned gym bunny, you'll know the biggest factor that prevents you from fitting in more exercise is sore muscles from your previous session. These aches and pains are referred to as delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS.
There's an answer to getting rid of these aches and pains quickly and efficiently: a portable massage gun. Theragun is most popular brand out there, and for good reason. Check out these Best buy prices on two of Theragun's most popular products below:
Theragun Elite Percussive Massage Device | now $399.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Best Buy are stocking one of the best new fitness tools on the market. The Theragun Elite gets rid of aches and pains with 16mm amplitude massage action, which is said to go deeper into your muscles than most of its contemporaries. With heat generation, up to 120 minutes of use per charge and Theragun's classic ergonomic triangle-shape handle, this is just the thing to pummel away DOMS.
Theragun Pro Percussive Massage Device | Free travel case | now $599.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Theragun's premium offering arrives with a free travel case. With an even more intense action, this brushless motor with QuietForce technology delivers up to 60 lbs. of no-stall force. If this isn't enough for your deep aches and pains, what is? This punishing handheld tool provides an additional 30 minutes of charge than the Elite and operates on a smart function, connecting to the Therabody app.
The popularity of these Theragun portable massage devices showcases how into recovery and mobility the fitness world has become. Muscular pain is preventable, easily treatable and sorting it can vastly improve our quality of life. It's no wonder these devices are so popular.
Another great way to prevent muscular pain after a workout is by incorporating a thorough stretching routine. Not only does it alleviate muscular pain (essential alongside those pounding Theragun sessions) according to studies (opens in new tab) but it improves your strength and mobility in later life.
A study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE (opens in new tab) 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 News Editor at Fit&Well, covering 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 runner, gym-goer, and infrequent yogi. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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