Foam rollers are becoming increasingly popular as the number of serious lower body muscle injuries stays high. Sometimes just stretching our sore or tight muscles just doesn’t do the job and we resort to hand rollers or lacrosse balls to help smooth things out. Foam rollers are popular because we don’t have to do as much work in order to roll out the tightness. Rollers are can also be handheld where a foam roller might not be feasible. All have proven to work, but a new product has begun to take center stage—the HyperIce Vyper.
For such an interesting name, the Vyper truly does work wonders. What’s different about this one is that it proportions pressure and vibration to deliver the most satisfying sensations as you roll out your muscles. It’s so popular nowadays that athletes such as Lindsey Vonn, Steph Curry, and Blake Griffin have been seen using it.
The Vyper looks like your average foam roller but isn’t as long and is bulkier. The vibration mechanism is located in the interior of the roller and is chargeable from the primary end of the roller.
The battery is good for about a full two hours of use, which should last you awhile depending on how long you spend on your stretching activities. The vibration is sure to speed up the muscle loosening process.
What does it do?
The Vyper is ideal for horizontal surfaces—back, legs, feet, shoulders, arms, and obliques.
The roller has three different speed settings for vibrations which give you some choice as to how intense the stretching should be. Just because you have vibration doesn’t mean you should slack on how far and how correctly you use the actual roller.
The Vyper is probably going to be the most expensive roller you come across, but for good reason. You’ll be getting a fuller stretch on your most important muscles, mainly your hamstrings, and you’ll be aiding against serious injury. In our opinion, it’s worth it to spend money on this roller rather than the thousands in medical bills you could be paying if you really injure yourself.