In the 1960s, astronauts began using whole body vibration platforms to maintain bone density and muscle mass while in space. Positive results were evident and NASA continues to rely on vibration therapy to this day.
In 2014 Hyperice and its engineering team (formerly in the aerospace field) launched a the first ever, portable, high-intensity vibration roller, The VYPER, designed with a proprietary frequency and amplitude optimal for the human body.This product soon became one of the most popular products for the worlds most elite athletes.In 2015 Hyperice launched the Hypersphere, a three-speed high intensity vibration ball. In 2018, the Hypervolt, featuring Quiet Glide Technology, the worlds most sophisticated cordless vibration massage device.
The benefits of all Hyperice vibration products are tremendous for recovery and warm up, and help to increase range of motion, flexibility and circulation .
Hyperice Vibration technology (Vyper and Sphere) and Vibration + Percussion technology (Hypervolt) have 4 primary effects on the body that all affect movement:
In ten minutes time, the Vyper and Hypersphere do wonders for warming up these critical muscles and preparing them for pumping the pedals. The improvement in performance is undeniable. Afterwards, these same tools bring soothing relief from pain while keeping these crucial muscles loose and supple. The combination of pressure and vibration delivered from the Vyper and Hypersphere is exactly what these muscles are screaming for, and it feels so good.
To get an edge, I’m the guy that invested thousands of dollars for some of the best cycling equipment available only to discover that my greatest performance boost came from my legs only after they were well taken of with some high intensity vibration from Hyperice.
But what are those blue lights? The blue lights indicate the level of vibration output by the VYPER. The settings are as easy as counting 1, 2, 3! One blue light indicates the lowest setting, and three indicates the highest and most intense. The three vibration settings transmit superior amplitude and vibration for physiological benefits. Using the VYPER is two times more effective than regular foam rolling to warm up and actively recover and increases range of motion by up to 40% (versus 18% increase with regular foam rolling).
Vibration is the key to what makes the Vyper, the Hyperice foam roller, so effective. In fact, the Vyper is two times more effective than regular foam rolling to warm up and actively recover. There are three speed settings of high-intensity vibration that help increase range of motion by up to 40% (versus 18% increase with regular foam rolling). Hyperice’s vibration technology combined with our battle tested shell penetrates deeper for muscle activation as well as significant reduction in pain associated with my official release.
Check out why our Founder decided to integrate vibration and foam rolling: Watch
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- Rest. Protect the injured or sore area. Refrain from any activity that puts stress on the afflicted area or may worsen the injury.
- Ice. Apply ice to reduce pain and swelling.
- Compression. Compress or wrap the injured area to help decrease swelling.
- Elevation. Elevate the injury while applying ice. Try to keep the area at or above the level of your heart to help minimize swelling.
Hyperice Ice Compression Technology combines the compression wrap with the patented air-release valve ice cell to maximize recovery.
Use the AchillX before and after your workouts to help reduce soreness and recover faster. Check out the AchillX and the other products in the Hyperice Relaxroll Fit Kit here