For swimmers, post-workout recovery is just as important as pool or dryland training. Why? Proper recovery ensures your muscles are rested and ready to perform, and helps prevent overuse injuries.
There are seemingly endless ways to add recovery into your training routine, but one of our favorite tools is the Theragun Elite.
Unboxing the Theragun Elite
The Theragun Elite is like having a personal massage therapist with you 24/7 — and it fits in your swim bag!
The Theragun uses percussive technology to release muscle tension and soreness, getting 60% deeper into muscle tissue than other handheld massagers. You can customize the gun’s speed and apply up to 40 pounds of force. That’s a deep tissue massage if we’ve ever heard of one!
For more focused massage, swap out the gun’s attachments to work on trigger points or smaller muscle groups.
Get Personalized Recovery Tips
To take your recovery even further, use the Therabody mobile app for personalized recovery protocols based on the swims you complete with MySwimPro. The app connects to the Theragun via Bluetooth and guides you through a swimming-specific recovery routine to optimize performance.