How to Get the Most Out of Your Massage Gun

17 Jan, 2022

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These Expert Tips Will Help You Make the Most of Your New Massage Gun

So you got a new percussion massage gun as a holiday gift and have resolved to recover better in 2022? Congrats! But before you fire that thing up and pound your muscles into oblivion, know this: as intuitive as massage guns seem to be, there are still right and wrong ways to use them, and a little professional advice can go a long way toward helping you make the most of a recovery session. So we checked in with an expert. Dr. Kelly Starrett is a bestselling author, physical therapist, Hyperice performance advisor and founder of The Ready State, a program that helps everyday athletes improve their mobility, agility and strength. And here in his own words are some top tips for massage gun mastery.

Want to Get Fit? Make It Simple and Sign Up for Our Free Email Course

There’s a truly dizzying amount of fitness content out there, and you wouldn’t believe how much of it is blatant misinformation. When it comes to getting fit, you really don’t need to complicate things. If you’re looking for a simple approach to getting fit this year (or perhaps just staying in shape) we’d like to invite you to sign up for our free email course. We’ll be sending you a course of emails that break down the basics, and that will make fitness both simple and fun. Ready to get started? All you need to do is sign up. 

You Can Finally Get a Useful Gmail Widget on Your iPhone. Here’s How

When Apple rolled out iOS 14 in 2020, it gave all compatible iPhones the ability to customize their Home screens with widgets for the first time. The idea was that you make your most-used apps appear bigger on your Home screen, so they could be more useful at a glance without you actually having to open them. In 2022, one of the apps to get a really useful upgrade to its widget is Gmail. Previously, the Gmail widget was only able to let you quick compose an email or show how many unread emails you had, but the recent update actually shows you the last three unread emails in your inbox — so you can see your latest emails without having to open the Gmail app. Here’s how to set it up.

Welcome to the Future, Where You Can Control Weights With Your Voice

There’s no denying the continued influence of tech on working out, wellness and recovery. The newest addition to the enhanced workout? Voice-controlled dumbbells. That’s right. NordicTrack just released iSelect, smart dumbbells that change weights according to voice commands. Adjustable and functional fitness gear is nothing new — during the pandemic, we’ve seen home gyms come in smaller sizes, as well as more functional packages. But this is the first we’ve heard of dumbbells that respond to voice commands. Here’s how they work.

The Best and Brightest Fitness Gear of January

This isn’t the first place you’ve heard it, but we’ll mention it again: it’s officially the new year, which officially means most of us are kicking off new or renewed fitness regimens. And to help support your fitness fascination, the following brands have released new and exciting products to get you moving and grooving. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get this party started.


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