Dr. Ted Forcum
USA Olympic Team Chiropractor
Hey Millie, this is dr. Fork. Mm. Great question about use massage gun before or after workout in general, research is all over the place in terms of the effectiveness of massage before competition. There are some studies that might suggest that it could be detrimental. I would tend to think that ideally you'd to use massage gun afterwards. However, often times research doesn't ask the important question, which is, you know, they use it as a blanket application. However, you might want to look at it as targeting, your massage on just those areas that are tight. There are a couple of studies that show some good positive outcomes and increasing tissue length. And so I'd probably lean on that. So typical areas that you'd want to use it on. Would be your hip. Flexors your to tensor fascia, Lata your calf and possibly your chest, especially as a cyclist or a swimmer. Those areas tend to get tightened down a little bit. I hope that's helpful. Thanks for asking any question.