With many revolutionary fitness products arriving in the marketplace, it can be hard to decide which products have longevity and genuine benefit and which are ‘flash-in-the-pan’ fads. Understandably consumers have questions they wish to have answered…and that’s exactly why we wrote this blog!
The use of vibration technology can be extremely beneficial to healthy and active individuals, as well as those recovering from injury, and just like starting any new fitness programme or using new equipment, people with pre-existing health problems are encouraged to consult their GP first.
What Is Pulse Rolling?
With traditional foam rollers (non-vibration) you would have to roll quite vigorously to create friction against the connective tissues and this friction and pressure would create heat which aided a release of tight tissue.
When it comes to Pulseroll, the technique is very different because the vibration creates that friction automatically, meaning that the user does not have to roll or create friction themselves.
In effect the user experience is much more passive/relaxing and simply applying pressure and letting the vibration sink into the connective tissues is the most effective way to make sure you get the best out of Pulseroll products. With a maximum of 4000 RPM, heat and friction are created on average 50% faster than using standard foam rollers, with significantly less effort involved.
What Are Pulse Settings?
The settings on the Pulseroll products are more important than you may think and when used in the right way can be very effective, aiding performance and recovery. Settings 1-2 on the Pulseroll Foam Roller and Peanut Ball are excellent for activating muscle tissues. Without sounding too technical, as the vibrations hit the muscle tissues they in turn send electrical impulses to the brain telling it to get ready for exercise, this then releases synovial fluid which lubricates your joints.
This process is required every time we warm up, in order to reduce the risk of injury and long-term wear and tare.
Something to note, which may be very important to your pre-exercise routine, is that the higher settings on the roller and peanut ball can actually over-stimulate the nervous system and muscle tissues before exercise causing them to fatigue, which could have a negative effect on performance. This is especially true for non-trained individuals who may not be used to this response from the muscle tissue, so be sure to stick to a lower setting when warming up.
The top settings on the Pulseroll products are great for helping with recovery. The vibrations create heat, and this heat promotes blood flow to the muscle which helps remove waste and aid recovery.
Like any fitness regime or diet, implementing them in the right way and at the right time is going to make sure that you get the maximum benefits out of them, and this is no different for Pulseroll vibrating products.
Check out our Pulseroll range, including the Pulseroll Plus and Peanut Ball HERE.