We all know at this stage that optimising recovery between the trials of workouts and life is A Good Thing. Percussive massage guns are ubiquitous in homes and gyms, and while the latest generation of devices have overcome the cumbersome and pneumatic drill-like issues of the first models to market, there is one other stumbling block on the path to improved performance – you have to call a halt to your day in order to spend long enough percussing your muscles. With work, family and social commitments, getting deep into your quads can be a stretch.
The Venom Go by Hyperice is designed to simultaneously soothe your muscles and to-do-list anxiety. You stick a reusable adhesive pad to the area of tightness or soreness that needs attention, clip on a magnetic device (which is about the size of a half an iPhone) and then let the heat and vibration treatment take care of itself. It connects to the Hyperice app, so you can even follow specific protocols, if that’s your sort of thing.
Is this the evolution of the recovery game to ease you into feeling more human? This is the buzz on the Venom Go:
i) < 0.2 lbs
The combined weight of the pad and pod, which is less than 90 grams in new money. In short, it’s light enough to wear on your body while going about your day.
Combinations of heat and vibration are available to you, allowing you tailor the intensity to the part of your body, the level of soreness and, of course, personal preference. We liked it hot.
Speaking of which, this is the maximum temperature at which you can set the Venom Go. The other levels are 43C and 40C
The number of uses you get from the three adhesive pads that comes in the box with the unit before they lose their ‘stick’. You can of course purchase more as you need them.
v) 1 hour
How long a fully charged device will manage before needing to be plugged in again. Most sessions last ten minutes, so that’s plenty enough recovery for most of us per charge.
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