Voodoo Floss helps break up intramuscular junk to allow for greater mobility and blood supply to an area. By squeezing the muscle in a tight wrap then forcing it through range-of-motion, friction between muscle fibers helps break up fuzz, scar tissue, lactic acid and other junk in those tiny places that foam rolling and lacrosse ball techniques can’t address.
Healing & Cleansing Power
When you release the band, a rush of blood washes through the muscle not only bringing it nutrients for growth and healing but also clearing out all that junk you just broke up. This is also true for injury recovery and can be used to aid the healing of strained tissue.
Stretching Those Hard to Stretch Places
To work elbows and knees and the little pieces within, wrap one band above and below the joint then do some squats or push-ups. When you put the joint through ROM with bands anchored on either side, they stretch everything in between which can greatly improve not only joint ROM but also relieve pain, stiffness and tendonitis.
Good to Go vs. Probably a No No
Good: shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, hands, thighs/hamstrings, calf, ankle, foot
No No: head, face, neck, chest, torso, abdomen, back, over knee cap
Test and retest the ROM and/or do one side and compare it to the other the first few times you Voodoo so you can see what a difference it makes. After you’re a pro, you can wrap more than one body part at a time and come up with your own movements and motions with them depending on your needs and what feels like it works best for you.
For more information about Voodoo Floss, check out MobilityWOD and hear the master of the floss himself describe and demonstrate its many benefits.
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