There are many different foam rollers on the market for runners, but this one is special. The HYPERICE VYPER is the kind of product that makes massage therapists nervous. This foam rolling device delivers high intensity and high frequency vibrations into the muscles as you roll, and it feels great.
The first time I used it, I felt like George Constanza in a massage chair. Heaven! The vibrations of the HYPERICE VYPER work to loosen and lengthen muscles as you roll. The high intensity vibrations increase circulation and warm up muscles in a way that traditional foam rollers can’t.
The HYPERICE VYPER has three speed settings. The eco-friendly outer shell is an effective tool for kneading muscles and treating trigger points. The rechargeable lithium battery will run for 2 hours before requiring a recharge. To save power, the HYPERICE VYPER shuts off automatically after ten minutes of operation.
The HYPERICE VYPER has been a remarkable tool for my recovery. I ran in both the NYC Marathon and the Philadelphia Marathon earlier this month, and my legs are craving some tender loving care. I begin with some gentle rolling on level 1 for a few minutes, followed by a few minutes more at level 2. I usually focus on my hamstrings, calves, and quads. By the time I’m done, my legs are warm, tingly, and relaxed.
I’ve experienced immediate relief and flexibility after every rolling session with the HYPERICE VYPER. For those of you that want to save time and money, and avoid the hassle of visiting a massage therapist, check it out for yourself. It’s not cheap, but it’s an investment in your well-being and longevity as a runner.