As kids, many of us dream of becoming professional athletes in the various sports that we play. Whether it was soccer, basketball, rugby or any other sport, training hard to attain our goals became a way of life.
Then reality set in, and the majority of us, 99.9%, didn’t make it to the professional leagues. In the end, we have had to settle for occupations that maybe don’t excite us in the same way as athletic competition. While these occupations pay the bills and put food on the table, they often times leave us wanting for something more: something that fuels our passions and stimulates our competitive nature.
Enter Gladiator Rock N Run obstacle mud run. This summer the runs are taking place in San Diego, CA and Los Angeles, CA and it’s a chance for us competitors to release our inner athletes. Get ready!
With no less than 3.2 miles and 17 obstacles to overcome, the Gladiator Rock N Run will challenge both your strength and your endurance. Maybe in preparation you have been a regular at your local crossfit box or neighborhood gym, participating in high intensity training sessions, lifting weights or working on your cardiovascular endurance. While you pride yourself with taking great care of your body and maintaining or improving your athletic abilities, chances are that you are unknowingly neglecting an important aspect of your training regimen – your recovery.
GURILLA BATTALION specializes in elite athletic performance recovery products and with these events fast approaching, it is imperative to understand the importance of incorporating a recovery routine in to your regular workouts. As an athlete, you make sure you eat right, you get the correct amount of sleep, and you put in the work in training, so why not learn how to improve your recovery? Using Gurilla Ground Rollers and Muscles Styks for myofascial and connective tissue massage could be the first step towards improving your post workout recovery, as regular usage can lead to dramatic improvements in your muscular health.
How do GURILLA ground rollers and muscle styks help you? Before a workout or competition, you want to spend a few minutes rolling out target muscle groups that you plan to utilize in your workout. This helps to prime the body for your workout by stimulating blood flow and lengthening your fascia, ensuring that all of your tissue is available for movement. Once you have completed your workout, self-myofascial tissue release helps to reset the tissues that were called upon during the workout. This means that you are the agent of change in your own soft tissue, as you use a roller or styk to release tissue restrictions such as trigger points, muscle tightness and other dysfunctions in soft tissue that may cause pain, limit range of motion and decrease blood flow. All of these actions help to decrease recovery time, which results in better workouts and better results from your training regimen. As an athlete, you are always looking for that edge that takes you over the top and it’s possible that focusing on your recovery could be just the edge that you need!
For more information on Gurilla Battalion or information on how to properly use muscle rollers and styks, visit www.Gurillabn.com. For information on how to sign up for the Gladiator Rock N Run in either San Diego or Los Angeles, please visit www.gladiatorrocknrun.com.