Sports and Fitness November 1, 2020
We are all told exercise is good for us, what is often failed to be mentioned is how after a successful workout you can be left feeling pretty beaten up, this can make things awkward when it comes to taking on the next days exercise with super stiff muscles.
A good warm up and cool down is essential for keeping your muscles working at their best and this can include a deep tissue massage. Most of us aren’t lucky enough to have a live-in masseuse so something like the Vibrating Peanut Ball from Pulseroll allows you to work on your muscles yourself. The Peanut comes in Red, Black, Purple or Blue it has the distinct peanut design but with a thicker ridge running around the thickest parts, it weights 780g and measures up at 18 x 7 x 7 cm, making it small enough to pop in your gym bag. The Peanut comes with the charger, a carrying bag and remote, the battery will last up to 6 hours depending on the vibration setting and will take a rather lengthy 3 hours to recharge.
There are four vibrating speeds to choose from 2200, 3300, 1500 – 3700 and 4000 RPM, this can be changed with a tap of the button on the peanut or via the remote if it is out of reach. The shape of the Peanut means you can target small areas that need work as well as larger muscle groups, it works particularly well on the glutes, calves and feet, ideal for myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and deep tissue massage. The deep vibrations mean that very little physical pressure is required to gain the benefits which include increased blood flow and oxygen, reduced soreness and muscle pain combined with faster recovery. When this massager gets pushed up to full RPM it gets loud, if you are using it in the gym you might get a few odd looks, but other than that this is a great workout companion. After a good session with the peanut muscles feel looser, more relaxed, like most things that are good for you it can feel a little uncomfortable at the time but if it means avoiding DOMS it is a small price to pay. RRP £89.99
- 4 powerful settings
- Healthy battery life
- Remote control
- Ergonomic design
- Muscles feels relaxed and supple after use
- Noisy, especially on floorboards
- Long recharging session