Great for low back soreness in particular, Samuel recommends this device that offers both heat and vibration in the form of a belt. Wrap it around your waist to loosen the muscles you might have tweaked from that wonky deadlift the day before. A digital touchscreen lets you customize the exact temperature and type of vibration for the best massage you've ever gotten without seeing a massage therapist.
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While the TheraGun may look more like a power tool, it helps loosen your muscles just like a foam roller. When you turn it on, the ball attached pulsates at a rapid pace, relaxing any and all tight body parts. And if pro athletes in the NBA, NFL, and MLB use it, it's got to be good.
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Maybe you were squatting and tweaked your knee. Or, like Samuel, have tendonitis that flares up from time to time. Icing these parts of your body will help them become less inflamed, but sometimes — depending on where the injury is — plastic bags filled with ice don't always stay in place. That's where the Freeze Sleeve comes in.
This easy-to-use icepack sleeve can be used anywhere you need it. It gives you 360 degrees of coverage and compression. Use it just like any other form of ice — 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off. (But keep in mind: Always seek medical treatment if your injury worsens or doesn't go away.)
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Kick your foam rolling up a notch with this vibrating option — and one of Samuel's go-tos. Its vibrations target your deep tissue, helping deliver blood and oxygen to the areas that need it most. In addition, the surface of this foam roller is three-dimensional, which helps oxygenate your muscles even more.
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Sometimes you need something smaller than a foam roller to really target a specific part of your body. And this small, textured ball does exactly that. You can put it on the floor and roll the bottoms of your feet if they're hurting after a long run, or you can place it in between your back and the nearest wall to hit an exact spot that you might have tweaked.
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As the No. 1 clinically recommended brand for pain relief gel, Biofreeze is a topical ointment for sore and achy muscles and joints. It contains menthol, which provides a cooling sensation that helps counteract pain, fast. If you're on the go and don't have enough time to ice or foam roll, this gel definitely comes in handy.
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