Why Are Trigger Balls All the Rave?
Why are Trigger Balls all the Rave at the Moment?
Since its invention, it hasn’t taken long for the trigger ball to become a common accessory in any gym junkie’s workout kit. Why? Because trigger balls facilitate faster recovery from workouts, and prevent injury as a result of tight knots and deep-seeded muscle tension.
But what are trigger balls, and why are they such an effective self-massage tool?
First of all, the reason that trigger balls gained popularity so quickly is that people have accumulated a better understanding of how crucial flexibility and mobility are to a good training program in recent years. Trigger balls offer a convenient solution to muscle spasms, pain relief, and generally allowing your body to recover faster.
We have many soft tissue areas around the body which are prone to a gradual increase in tension and a buildup of knots. The longer these knots go unattended, the more likely you are to suffer an injury down the line.
Strains occur either when we push our bodies too hard (like a particularly intense workout session) or stay in one position for an extended period of time (such as sitting at a desk all day).
When this happens, our bodies instinctively avoid using the vulnerable muscles, which in turn causes us to strain surrounding muscles and escalate the problem further. For example, if tense neck muscles go unattended for too long, these knots often develop into severe migraines.
People who run or frequently walk long distances are more prone to tightness in their calves and glutes, whereas full-time office workers tend to develop tension in their upper back, neck and shoulders.
Trigger balls allow you to achieve the same results as a deep tissue massage every day, from the comfort of your own home. They’re perfect for relieving tension in areas that foam rollers and stretching exercises can’t ease.
The idea is to place the trigger ball between yourself and a hard surface, and roll the ball against areas of tightness and tension – you might do this lying down, or up against a wall. As long as the ball is applying pressure to any tense or sensitive muscles you’re hoping to relieve, you’re using it properly.
When it comes to using trigger balls, it’s best to undergo frequent mini sessions (between 5 and 10 minutes daily) rather than infrequent sessions that are longer or more strenuous.
In regards to discomfort, a trigger ball shouldn’t be unbearably painful. If you’re finding this to be the case, you’re applying too much pressure – mild discomfort is good, as it means your muscles are reacting to the pressure being applied.
Trigger balls come in all shapes and sizes, from a tiny rubber sphere smaller than a tennis ball, to large spiky balls that dish out a stronger, more intense massage. Some trigger balls are ideal for certain areas, while others work better in other areas… this ultimately depends on the person, as we’re all built slightly different.
Strengthen You trigger balls are made from high quality rubber to ensure a durable and long-lasting product, and our trigger balls are tested by professional exercise therapists to ensure effectiveness and accuracy.