A lack of movement creates achy muscles and joints. But did you ever think that it was dangerous not to move? With all of this work from home, we are now sitting more than ever before. Dr. James Levine, Director of the Mayo Clinic at ASU says, “Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV, and is more treacherous than parachuting.” So, what do we do about it?
Sports are largely about speed. It makes a huge difference in every game and every sport. Speed is actually a skill: having a quick first step, agile lateral motion, and aggressive acceleration can turn a player or team into a high-octane scoring machine. And there are few sports in which that skill is more pivotal, or is more of an indicator of a player’s value, than in football.
We know that it has been hard for people to get up, stay healthy, and be active during this difficult time. We have partnered with Motiv Running to help you with your fitness goals for 2020 with the Double Down Running Challenge.
JAWKU was the official recovery partner for the Celebrity Sweat Flag Football Challenge at the 2020 Super Bowl. Athletes and celebrities used the JAWKU Muscle Blaster Chrome to warm up and recover in order to keep muscles loose and avoid injury.
Taking a closer look at your warmup may be the advantageous “unlock” you’ve been looking for in your quest for running faster and farther than you ever thought possible. However, once you start pushing your body past its comfort zone (meaning increasing speed and distance), your risk for injury increases substantially, and in the case of sprinters, exponentially. The best way to increase your performance goals is by ditching your old warmup and adding a “dynamic” warmup. The difference between a traditional warmup and a dynamic warmup is night and day.
I’ve always been a proponent of both psoas releases and percussive therapy. I just never thought of using percussive therapy to release my psoas. When I had incredible tightness in my psoas from a prolonged work-from-home stint, combined with COVID stress and lots of sit-ups, I tried out a new release program with the Muscle Blaster V2, and got amazing results!
For athletes or others looking to improve or maximize function, understanding the fascial web allows us to utilize various types of massage therapies, including percussive, to benefit movement, performance, stress relief and healing.
Due to the larger muscle mass in sprinters as well as other strength/power athletes, new modalities are being investigated to help expedite muscle repair and recovery. One modality delivering significant results is “Deep Tissue Percussive Body Work”. This muscle tissue prep and recovery can help prevent injury, protect against trauma and expedite the recovery process.
In these unprecedented and uncertain times, we are being asked to accept a new normal. Quarantine, social distancing and solo, stay-at-home workouts are now just a way of life with the Coronavirus in our lives. And percussive therapy with Muscle Blasters just might be the respite you need.
Would you ever know what your body weight was if you never stepped on a scale? The same reasoning goes for performance metrics like speed, agility and strength. If you don’t measure those things, you’ll never know where you are. You won’t know what type of program to implement or even where to start.
If you're an athlete looking to improve your speed and agility, JAWKU Speed can certainly help—especially if you don't have a regular training partner who knows how to handle a stopwatch. The additional reactionary elements built into JAWKU Speed only further boost its performance-enhancing capabilities. Increasing your athleticism takes hard work and perseverance, and a wearable can't substitute for that. However, if you have a burning desire to become a better athlete, JAWKU Speed can aid you in your journey.