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Old 08-09-23, 01:34 PM
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Percussion Massagers

So I bought one of these a while ago and started to use it after rides/workouts. While it felt good my legs felt like crap during hard rides/particularly climbing.

I'm curious to know whether other cyclists have used them -- how, and the type of reults they have gotten.

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My legs almost always feel like crap for the first 45 - 90 minutes of a ride. I don't have a massager or a masseuse. So from that respect things are equal for us.
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I’ve got one and it’s truly the dog’s bollocks for localized muscle pain. That said, most of my kinks are in the back muscles and I am hesitant to use it over bone and, especially, kidney.
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I love mine. It relax my muscles and helps me fall asleep. It was a godsend when I threw out my back.
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Yes... Just got one a month ago. I bruised my periformis falling onto an arm rest on an airline flight. It has really helped...
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Yup, I've used percussion massagers for years, especially after a car hit me on a ride five years ago, breaking and dislocating my shoulder. Between that and chronic pain from hip and cervical spine arthritis I'd be tempted to skip most workouts without percussion massagers and other tricks.

One is a dual head with long handle, mostly for reaching my back. The other is a handgun shaped doodad with single head, and replaceable attachments -- foam, various shapes in hard plastic. The semi-hard foam knobbies are for beating up areas over bone. The hard plastic, for dense muscle, deep tissue massage. I even use the foam knobbies on my forehead and sinuses to relieve congestion in allergy season. Makes me sneeze about half a dozen times but clears things up.

For my quads and calves I mostly use a heavy marble rolling pin. It was a gift for my kitchen years ago from an antique shop and I've used it occasionally for baking (after washing it, natch). But I mostly use it before and after running and cycling. Nothing better. That cool marble feels great on sore muscles, and the weight of the marble does most of the work. Lighter weight rollers demand more effort to use, which is why I rarely use my foam rollers anymore.
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here's another user - dual head, percussion massager, with long handle, mostly for my back

but I have used it on legs & even feet

got mine as a Christmas present over 20 years ago. had to replace the wire at some point, but the thing still works great
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