Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Body Wrench Review
About a month ago, I was contacted by Body Wrench to give their product a try and see how I like it. I was so excited to try this product out because I am an avid believer in foam rolling and this promises to do that but even better and with more pressure. As an athlete the more pressure you put on your sore or aching muscles, the faster your recovery should be.
The great thing about the Body Wrench is that it's more than just a muscle recovery tool. The way it works, you are actually able to use it in exercises that strengthen you as well.
As you can see by the picture, it is a long tube with several holes in it. This is so that you can actually take the balls off and place them in a different position for another exercise or muscle therapy technique. The balls do roll and move as well. Here is a video to demonstrate.
As you can see from the video, the possibilities are endless with Body Wrench.
I'll be honest, when I first received the Body Wrench, I took it out of the box, put the instructional DVD in and started the movements. The movements are a bit awkward at first and were very very painful for me. It really hits spots that a foam roller will never reach. This digs in deep. It gets in there and works out all your knots and kinks. Over time it has become less painful. I know they say that it takes 8 minutes but to be entirely honest, for me it took more like 15 to really work all the areas you go over. After you work out all your kink and have a good base in the muscle recovery, you can also do strength training. I've only dabbled in that a bit but it is definitely a challenge for my weak arms!! It's probably the number one area on my body that I need to work on and I know these will help.
If you are interested in Body Wrench they offer two different options.
The first is the Recovery Advantage Package:
The second option is the Total Fitness and Recovery Package:
This includes 2 Body Wrench, the instructional DVD and two Carrying bags - $145.00
You can purchase them online here.
-Easy to use.
-Easy to transport (after a marathon, half marathon, etc).
-Attracts hair and lint off the ground like crazy!
-Your spouse might think you look weird until they try it and realize it's power.
Overall, I do believe this is a sound investment. It really can replace the other foam rollers that you have laying around your house and do a better job with a wider range of capabilities.
I received a Body Wrench for review purposes. All opinions are my own.