The Best Recovery Tools of 2019
Stave off injury and get your body ready for what’s next
Hyperice Hypervolt Massager ($349)
Stiff muscles and aches don’t stand a chance against this powerful vibration gun. It has three speed settings and comes with four different shaped heads.
Rad Rod and Axle ($39 and $59)
The best tool we’ve ever used to relax tight muscles and speed recovery, the Rod has a steel core covered in foam padding for precise pressure that hurts so good on calves, quads, and hammies. Slide it through the Axle to roll out glutes and back muscles.
Charlotte’s Web Extra Strength CBD Oil ($75 for 30 milliliters)
CBD oil has been shown to help reduce exercise-induced inflammation, promote a sense of calmness, and improve sleep cycles. Place a few drops of CW’s extra-strength formula under your tongue or mix it into a meal, smoothie, or recovery drink.
Dr. Kerklaan Natural CBD Pain Stick Rub ($68)
Do aching muscles and joints sap motivation for your next workout? Dr. K to the rescue. This easy-to-apply rub imparts a cooling sensation from eucalyptus and peppermint, along with 180 milligrams of CBD.
Lululemon Namastay Mat ($78)
Made of natural rubber, the Namastay keeps your hands and feet firmly in place. One side is smooth and grippy, while the other is gridded and has extra cushioning.
Gnarly Nutrition Performance Greens Powder ($42)
Chock-full of organic spirulina, wheatgrass, and other superfoods, this is one of the first green drink mixes we’ve tried that actually tastes good.
Isopure Infusions Mixed Berry Powder ($25)
Finally, a light and refreshing protein supplement. This one has just five ingredients, and no added fat, color, or sugar.
Range of Motion RolFlex Pro Roller ($70)
Like a clamp for your limbs, the RolFlex Pro has a stability roller on one side to serve as a guide and a firm massage roller on the other to dig deep.
The Wave Massage Tool ($50)
Simple yet versatile, this soft-tissue aid has nine surfaces to work out kinks, stiffness, and pain.