Target Release: Base Camp
Target Release: Base Camp
After a hard day in the mountains or at the gym come back to your Basecamp, wherever it is, to recover right! As endurance athletes and as an ultrarunner myself we spend long hours pushing hard. These hours break us down, but we love it. If we can recover right then we can go out and do it again and again. It doesn't matter what kind of athlete or person you are or where you find your discomfort peace, these tools are for you.
With this tool you can and will recover right. Instead of having to use knuckles, fingers, or elbows to dig into muscles, target your muscles with the Basecamp. Break down the scar tissue that is plaguing your muscles and loosen the tightness too. Get that spring back in your step, that power back in your body, and that fun back in your life!
So what is this thing? It's unusual sure and it doesn't look like all the other recovery tools that you see out there. But, that's the point! My dad and I have tried it all and they just don't work the way we want. So my dad set out to design something that works. This is the result and after a while of using it almost nonstop it's not a huge jump to say that this tool is most definitely the best we've ever tried and I hope will be the best for you too.
One thing that we learn as athletes, especially as endurance athletes, is the fact that pain becomes a friend. We get intimately familiar with it. But, the minute that we step off of that trail or bike we can feel that pain in our body again. It usually doesn't go away. Well, it doesn't go away if you don't recover right. This is what this tool is designed to help you do. For any athlete, runner, cyclist, climber, swimmer, triathlete, or whoever else this tool is for you.
You have to get creative with the way you use it, but to get you started there are some helpful massages that you can do listed below.
The place where all the magic happens. Your glutes are where you should be focusing on when going up and down. But, they get tight (or should) so massage them with pressure against the wall or floor.
If your glutes aren’t activated then on the downhills your quads will become sore. And similarly if your glutes aren’t activated then your hamstrings will become sore. Either way they both still play a major role in running and as such you must massage with careful pressure!
Located on the outside of your leg. Running from your groin to your knee, responsible for moving your hip and leg away from the midline of your body. Your quadriceps can become tight due to gluteus muscle weaknesses or prolonged use. Massage carefully, but with pressure.
As runners the calves can become extremely tight. Running from behind your knee to your foot the calve muscles need to be massage cautiously. And never massage directly on your Achilles tendon, an extremely sensitive area.
The little guy that plagues us all, as runners we can all point to our hip soreness. All around the upper leg it can hurt. So massage with careful pressure against the wall or floor.
Located on the inside of your leg. Running from your groin to your knee, responsible for moving your hip and leg toward the midline of your body. The adductor can become tight due to gluteus muscle weaknesses or prolonged use. Massage carefully.
Use the tool as a normal massage tool roller stick. Anywhere really. Just be mindful of the pressure and application of your massage.