Proper recovery is an essential component of the Tone House training method. Our lounge is fully stocked with the industry’s latest tools Athletes can use to reduce soreness, prevent injury, and improve their performance on the Turf. Our in-House Recovery Specialist Dr. Kamraan Husain breaks down what each of our tools are meant for and how to use them effectively.
Each of the recovery methods described below helps abate muscular/fascial tension by increasing circulatory flow, as well as breaking up trigger points and connective tissue adhesions.
Foam Rolling/Lacrosse Ball/Trigger Point Ball
Use when: preparing for class and short on time.
These tools represent a self-massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Foam rolling, using a lacrosse ball, or trigger point ball before or after class help stimulate neurologic awareness to the body part being massaged and can help reduce the effect of delayed onset muscle soreness after class.
Use when: preparing for class with a little more time to prep.
Resistance bands are available in the lounge for the purpose of performing therapeutic exercises and/or stretches. The usage of resistance bands is to enhance athletic performance, activate individual muscle groups, reduce the risk of injuries, and optimize overall health.
Theragun/Hyperice Vibrational Rollers
Use when: short, quick periods of time before class, and longer, more sustained periods of time after class.
The vibrational/percussive tools are meant to help prepare an athlete for training, and/or help an athlete recover post-training. The frequency and amplitude of the vibrational component are optimal for muscular, bone, and joint healing in the human body. The vibrational forces have been found to improve flexibility in tissues and represent the next level to foam rolling/lacrosse ball self-massage.
50lb Pain Pill, 80lb Black Pill, and the 150lb Mac Daddy
Use: after class to prevent soreness.
These two rolling tools represent a category of recovery known as “body tempering”. Body Tempering was developed by powerlifter and the first human to total 3000lbs (bench press, squat, and deadlift), Donnie Thompson. Body tempering is based on the premise that adaptation in the body occurs when it is placed under stress. These recovery tools are also strength training tools as they get the athlete out of their comfort zone and push them to evolve with the imposed demands.
Use: after class to prevent soreness and improve circulation.
The Normatec recovery boots are dynamic compression devices designed for recovery and rehab before or after training sessions. Each 30-minute session uses compressed air to massage your legs, mobilize fluid, and speed recovery.
By: Tone House Recovery Specialist Dr. Kamraan Husain
Photos By: Devonta White
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