The Hyperice Hypervolt Massage Device has a lot in common with an impact driver when you look at its design. There are days when that similarity could be a good thing. When it comes to recovery, a solid massage device to help loosen up tight muscles can go a long way to speeding up your recovery. Unfortunately, massage devices are often so loud that you might question whether or not it’s worth using them. Hypervolt features a “quiet glide” technology that makes it much quieter than its competition. It’s not silent, but your ears won’t be ringing after you use it.
Hypervolt comes with four attachments: a firm foam sphere, a two-pronged plastic fork, a flat plastic disc slightly larger than a half dollar, and a pointed one-inch barrel. Select the attachment you want and then the speed—there are three speed settings that go up to 3200 percussions per minute. The lithium-ion battery is rechargeable and last up to three hours per charge. The attachments are firm enough that you can get a pretty deep treatment from the Hypervolt; or keep it more superficial by selecting a lower setting.
Soreness may be a fact of working out that you won’t be able to avoid, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help clear it up. A few minutes with a massage device like the Hypervolt will set you well on the path to recovery—and to getting back into the action.