The people at Pso-Rite were gracious enough to ship us a sample of their Pso and Pso-mini so here is what we have to say about this phenomenal tool.
If you are not familiar with Pso-rite, think of it as a replacement for an elbow; and you can use this tool to massage or open up muscles is such a way that conventional rollers, balls and other tools just can't compare. Here is a quick clip to give you an idea of what the product looks like and how it's used.
As Muay Thai practitioners, we want to elevate our bodies to the next level as much as we possibly can. Part of the reason why this tool can help us do just that is because of the ability to target hard to reach areas like the Psoas muscle. Pictured below.
The reason why this muscle is so vital to the average person is because it is said to release levels of stress, improve flexibility and aid in mobility problems. If you are the type that sits for most of the day or if you simply live a lifestyle that is not very active, then Pso-rite is the tool you want to use on a daily basis.
The psoas allows us to lift our legs toward our pelvis; and also enables us to bend forward at the waist bringing our pelvis toward the legs. A short, tight psoas can lead to low back pain, sacro-iliac pain, sciatica, and a host of other issues. It also constricts organs and breath.
As you can see, the importance of taking care of this muscle for a fighter or someone who wants to improve their technique is vital. As recreational or even professional practitioners of the sport we don't spend a whole lot of time on recovery training or have the education to know the what and how to do it. It's crucial that we listen to our bodies and spend the time required to treat injured/sore or uncorked areas so that we can take it to the next level!
We hope that you understand the importance of this amazing tool used by athletes and people all over the world. You can get yours now by going over to PSO-RITE and taking advantage of their 20% off sale so don't miss it and head on over now! but before you go, we leave you with this cool short clip by our friends over at FightTips with Shane Fazen and Vince "The Anomaly" Cachero. Enjoy!