What is the Stick?
The Stick is a flexible plastic rod made up of two handles and a number of independently rotating spindles designed to roll over the muscle for compression, stretching, and trigger point massage. It claims to prevent injury, improve strength, flexibility, and endurance, prepare muscles for physical activity, disperse lactic acid, and accelerate recovery.The Stick should last a lifetime.
What is Muscle Fascia?
“Fasha” (correctly spelled fascia) is the thin netlike layer of connective tissue under the skin. When you slide your skin back and forth the skin is actually slipping moist properties in the underlying fascia. When you receive a subcutaneous injection of a drug (under the skin), the drug distributes itself in the fascial layer and is absorbed from there into blood vessels.
What Does Jeff Say?
“People need to be doing this.” Jeff uses the stick to warm up his fascia starting with ball rolling on the bottom of his feet. The stick Jeff uses mimicks a massage and he uses it on his calf, quads, and hamstrings. Jeff suggests that you go through this warm up daily or if you can before you begin exercise. The warm up usually takes anywhere from 10-15 minutes. Jeff says “it will give you your best performance while doing your workout.”