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Hypervolt review: What’s to love and how to use it to improve recovery

June 08, 2020 | Posted by Matteo Franceschetti
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"This user-friendly massage gun uses percussion therapy to relieve muscle soreness and stiffness to improve range of motion and promote circulation. After using the Hypervolt for 18 months, here’s what I think of it."

Having grown up as an athlete in disciplines like tennis and skiing, I’ve come to value a good body massage. There’s nothing like a strong deep tissue massage to help my muscles recover faster, stimulate my blood flow, and even have a positive impact on my longevity.

A few years ago, I started going to a place in Chinatown in New York City for a massage, almost on a weekly basis. But I found that waiting for that once a week massage wasn’t enough, particularly when I train more. I want to be able to get the same benefits of a massage on my own, on-demand, and more frequently. So I purchased two different massage guns and I eventually settled on the Hypervolt. This user-friendly massage gun uses percussion therapy to relieve muscle soreness and stiffness to improve range of motion and promote circulation. After using the Hypervolt for 18 months, here’s what I think of it.

Hypervolt review

Hypervolt specs

  • Review price: $399
  • Speeds: 3 (30Hz/40Hz/53Hz)
  • Weighs 3 lbs.
  • Quiet Glide™ technology
  • Lithium-Ion battery/3hrs
  • Comes with 5 head attachments, wall charger, and battery

The science behind percussive therapy

This type of massage is a form of soft tissue manipulation that helps increase blood flow, decrease lactic acid, and interrupts the pain cycle. Through rapid bursts of pressure into the tissue of the body, it causes a neuromuscular response helping repair muscle fiber. 

Percussive therapy doesn't completely get rid of muscle soreness, but it increases blood flow to a specific muscle area, allowing for pain relief. Other benefits include an increase in lymphatic flow, improved range of motion, improved body awareness, and overall more efficient and effective recovery. 

Benefits of the Hypervolt

I know my muscles very well so I was looking for a product that allowed me to massage various muscle groups in a very precise way. Hypervolt comes with 5 interchangeable head attachments, which is one of the biggest benefits if you ask me. I change the head of the Hypervolt all the time based on the muscle group I want to give some extra attention to. For example, I use a more delicate head for my feet than for my legs. Massaging different parts of my body helps with muscle relaxation and general recovery, two very important things for optimal health.

Hyperice Hypervolt Plus head attachments

Another big benefit of this product is that it’s very quiet. Before the Hypervolt, I tried other massage guns but they were too noisy. It was impossible to use other massage guns when someone else was in the room because you couldn’t hear each other over the sound. With the Hypervolt, I don’t have this problem at all since it doesn’t make any sound. This allows me to use the massage gun all day long and maximize my productivity. I use it during almost every (video) call, when I’m listening to a podcast, or when I’m simply just watching tv. 

Essential part of my morning and evening routine

The Hypervolt is truly an essential asset of my nighttime routine. When I wind-down at night, I do all kinds of stretching exercises. I find it very easy to match those exercises with the Hypervolt afterward. I focus on the body parts that are the tightest or feel the stiffest. For me, those are my hip muscles. 

I also like to use the Hypervolt as part of my morning routine. The vibration of the massage gun wakes me and my muscles up. I use it while drinking my coffee or reading the news. It’s a great and easy way to reactivate my body in the morning and prepare my muscles for the day’s activities.

Woman holding the Hyperice Hypervolt Plus

Who’s it for?

  • You exercise on a regular basis: If you train on a regular basis and you’re looking for a tool that helps you with muscle recovery, then this product is definitely for you. 
  • You build stress in your muscles: If you tend to feel stiff during the day and/or night due to your everyday activities and you often have tight muscles or pain in certain parts of your body, then this product will help you loosen your muscles to relieve pain. 
  • You enjoy a strong massage: The compression is strong, so if you prefer only light massages, then this might not be the product for you.

The bottom line

I would say that the Hypervolt is definitely worth the money due to its ability to relieve muscle tension and ease soreness. It’s something that you can use for a very long time, and if you compare it to the costs of a massage, this product pretty much pays for itself very quickly.

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