Golfers are always on the lookout for the best and most effective way to recover from hard workouts and long days out on the course. And who can blame them? The ability to recover quickly means golfers can continue training hard and playing at their best, which in theory, means progressing to becoming a better, stronger golfer, inspired by the likes of professional golfer Ricky Fowler.
Golf is more than just a walk-and-hit kind of sport. It offers both cardiovascular and strength exercise. It is good at working the buttocks, lower back, and abdominal muscles, which in turn will improve your balance and give you greater strength, mobility, and flexibility. Good core exercise will also take the strain off other muscles and reduce back pain.
Another reason why golfing consists of more exercise than you think is because of the high amounts of strength training that goes on during the game. Swinging a golf club, in and of itself, is not very difficult from a strength training point of view. However, golf courses typically have lots of hills and valleys. Walking up these hills is sure to work the quadriceps and hamstrings, which help make up the muscles of the lower body. In addition, lifting your golf bag from the car to the course, and carrying it around the course with you all day, is a great way to get your upper body strength training in for the week.
But what about off the course? How does one properly recover and take care of the after-effects of a day on the course? Just ask Rory McIlroy who looks to Hyperice for help.
“I am a golfer first and foremost but I am also focused on the long game, which is why I chose to invest in Hyperice,” he said. “Hyperice is an important part of how I practice, play and recover. The company is doing incredible things to redefine and push holistic wellness, so it is an exciting and logical partnership for me and investment partners in Symphony Ventures.”
Massage guns are more popular than ever. Celebrities, professional athletes and fitness influencers alike rave about their benefits. That’s because anyone can use them – whether you’re an active individual who likes light exercise or a seasoned professional athlete, the benefits are equally beneficially for all.
Say hello to the most powerful percussion device ever, now with five variable speeds and a new digital dial, the Hypervolt Go, which helps you recover faster so you can get back to doing more of what you love.
Percussive therapy is said to help muscles recover faster while reducing muscle pain, muscle fatigue and lactic acid build-up. A massager gun uses the force of percussive therapy (also known as vibration therapy) to manipulate your body’s soft tissue – and even better, a percussion gun allows you to focus on a certain muscle group or muscle knots for immediate pain relief.
With a product like the Hypervolt, you can guarantee yourself a deep-tissue massage, used for trigger point release on your tightest muscles. This will not only aid in recovery, but speed it up too.
One of the main benefits of a percussion massage gun is that it can result in delayed onset muscle soreness, or Doms, an athlete’s nemesis. Doms is that sore, tight feeling that pops up anywhere from 24-28 hours after an intense workout or race. Doms is not only uncomfortable, but it can hinder future workouts by leaving you feeling either too sore to workout, or inhibiting movement patterns because of soreness. By giving your muscles the daily relief they’ve been asking for with the Hypervolt Go’s percussion massage you’ll be able to warm up quickly, stay loose, and accelerate recovery at home and beyond.
We caught up with Hyperice business developer Deon van Wyk, who highlights five reasons why every golfer needs the Hyperice Hypervolt Go, an upgraded version of their original Hypervolt device.
1. Say goodbye to muscle fatigue
Get rid of muscle knots and loosen up after a day on the course. It’s amazing what you can do with your full range of motion. Give your muscles the daily relief they’ve been asking for with the Hypervolt Go’s percussion massage. Warm up quickly, stay loose, and accelerate recovery at home and beyond – so you’re ready to tackle whatever comes next. Plus, you can pop your device straight into your golf bag and take it along with you to the course.
2. Good vibes every day
Portable and always on-call. Think of Hypervolt like a massage therapist to massage away all your stress and tension. With a pill-shaped grip for a comfortable hold, your Hyperice can go with you anywhere, any time. Approved by TSA for carry-on.
3. Optimise your workouts
Get ready to rock. And recover right. The Hypervolt accelerates your warmup and recovery time like a boss. Patented Pressure Sensor Technology™ also showcases how much pressure is being applied.
4. There’s an app for that
Hit all the right muscles and master the timing and intensity of your sessions with guided routines in the Hyperice App. Warm up and recover like the pros do, with guided routines from top athletes and automatic speed adjustment with the Bluetooth® connected Hyperice App, powered by HyperSmart™ technology.
5. Do what you love. More
At work or working from home, at the gym, or trailside on your run, Hypervolt helps you move better and do more. With five head attachments (fork, ball, cushion, flat, bullet) you will have all the power in the palm of your hands.
Indeed, a game of golf is a pleasurable exercise for all-round fitness, but injuries, sprains, spasms, or other disturbances to your muscles can make a round of golf less of a pleasure, which is why Hyperice massage guns are an important part of the recovery process which ensures these don’t happen.