Hey everybody, I am new to running but when I was at the local running store they recommended buying a personal massager for my tight hamstrings and calves. They recommended a couple options, The Stick, Tiger Tail and the FlexMassager, would you guys recommend anything? After some basic research, The Stick seems tried and true, but when I looked up the FlexMassager it seemed like it would fit easier into my suitcase considering my travel schedule. Has anybody used it or have any advice?
This is what has worked for me... I use The Stick and also a foam roller.
The stick is good for taking with you on runs or travelling. It comes in a travel size. Also, try and get one that is not too flexible...otherwise it will not roll the knots out of your muscles that well.
I use the foam roller for longer runs but I try to do it at home since it involves getting on the floor and takes about 10-20 mins.
But I don't have any experience with the other rollers...my trainer told me that if it doesn't physically hurt when you are rolling your muscles (especially your hip and TI band) then it's not working. That is why I think that foam roller is so good.