I found the below article written by Joe Pietaro for Muscle Sport Magazine: (Click Here to go to the original article)
We have all hit that proverbial wall or sticking point in our training. No pun intended on the latter, but get past that with The Stick, which is a device “used to segmentally compress and stretch muscle.” Treat your muscle pains and trigger points comfortably and safely with this product made of space-age plastic.
By using The Stick, you can self-administer therapeutic procedures such as unassisted rolling, stretching, twisting and compressing of the muscle. After just a few strokes, you will begin to feel the release of the build up from your strenuous training routine.
The Stick provides the following benefits:
*Prevent and predict muscle injuries
*Dramatically improve strength, flexibility and endurance
*Rapidly prepare muscles for physical activity
*Disperse the effects of lactic acid following activity
*Accelerate muscle recovery
You know you’re doing something right when the United States Olympic Training Centers in four states (Colorado, New York, Michigan and California) are using The Stick as a training tool.
The Stick comes in a variety of sizes (long, medium, short) and prices range from $53.95 (30-inch Big Stick) to $27.50 (17-inch Travel Stick). For more information and to order your own, please visit www.thestick.com.
Of course, if you are in Alberta,Canada, you can find ordering information through me @ www.thestick.ca.