You’ve just finished up a pretty intense workout, and you know you’re probably going to be pretty sore tomorrow. So why not get a jump on helping those sore muscles recover?
We’ve rounded up seven of the best tools out there that can hit virtually every spot on your body, no matter how tight, so you’ll feel like a totally brand new person in the days after even the toughest gym session.
Roll Recovery R8 Massage Roller
This R8 Massage Roller from Roller Recovery is adjustable to fit any part of your body—IT-bands, quads, hamstrings, calves, shins, glutes, and arms. It’s rollers will get deep into your muscles, so you’ll feel amazing the next day, whatever your workout was.
$119, Buy It Here
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Addaday Pro Massage Roller
This roller from Addaday is so thin that it can target those hard to reach areas like your Achilles or your forearm. (It’s also incredibly easy to pack, so you can take it anywhere.) Apply as much or as little force as you want to massage the soreness away.
$47, Buy It Here
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WOD Nation Massage Ball Set
This three-part set comes with two lacrosse balls and one trigger point spiky ball that are perfect for loosening up hard-to-reach spots like underneath your arms, your feet, your calves—anywhere. They even come in a travel bag so you won’t lose them.
$17, Buy It Here
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HyperIce Vyper Vibrating Foam Roller
Used by athletes like Blake Griffin, Lebron James, Steph Curry, and Lindsey Vonn, the Vyper takes foam rolling to a whole new level with three speeds of vibration. It won’t even feel like you went to the gym.
$179, Buy It Here
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TheraBand Resistance Band
Stretching is an extremely important post-workout activity, and resistance bands make the process so much easier. Each of the three bands in this TheraBand set is five feet long, four inches wide, and come in different levels of resistance for any mobility range.
$13, Buy It Here
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This foam roller can be heated in microwave to relieve those sore muscles or cooled in freezer to get rid of any inflammation you might have after an intense session at the gym.
$30, Buy It Here
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TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller
The 3-D surface is great for getting all the kinks out of any part of your body. It’s not too hard, but not too soft either, and will get the blood flowing back into your muscles.
$40, Buy It Here
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