The VYPER, delivers three speeds of vibration powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The VYPER features a German engineered roller and premium motor to deliver high frequency vibration into the body. This results in a significant increase in the body’s range of motion, which can positively effect movement and performance.
The purpose of this study was to identify the combined effects of foam rolling and vibration therapy on dorsiflexion range of motion and pain. Spearheaded by Dr. Darren Padua, Director of Sports Medicine Research Laboratory at UNC- Chapel Hill and Dr. Michael Clark, Founder of Fusionetics and NASM. The experimental testing was conduced at The University of Chapel Hill of North Carolina Chapel Hill for their research in movement science. 20 physically active adults were randomly selected, who all noted having at least one myofasical trigger point issue prior to this study. The goal of this study was to evaluate the differences between the VYPER (high intensity vibration roller) vs a standard foam roller without vibration.
To achieve an “active” sample set, each participant performed weight-bearing lunges and other similar movement patterns over the course of two weeks. Over this period, the study tested participants’ range in motion pre and post exercise. Of the 20 participants, 10 participants used a regular non-vibrating foam roller and 10 used the VYPER, the world’s first high-intensity vibrating fitness roller.
An embedded vibrating motor facilitates local muscle vibration. The vibration feature was turned onto VYPER setting 2 (32 HZ) selected for its tolerability, intensity, force and amplitude.
Through the implementation of the VYPER protocol, which combines myofascial release and vibration therapy with intense amplitude the participants who used VYPER experienced a significantly greater increase in range in motion then those participants who used a regular non-vibrating roller- Infact, the participants who used VYPER demonstrated up to a 40% increase range of motion when compared to the participants who use regular foam rollers.
Additionally, the participants who used the VYPER reported a significant decrease in the pain associated with myofasical release on trigger points. This reduction of pain led to a greater range in motion and a more positive rolling experience overall.
Through this scientific study, the VYPER was proven to provide significant benefits as it relates to increased range of motion, flexibility, and the reduction of pain.
We have had the chance to review the VYPER, you might have heard the sound of distant screams!
It’s not a cheap piece of kit, with a price tag of £169.99, but it certainly does make an impact. Designed to deliver pressure and vibration to the targeted muscles, it’s effective for both pre and post-workout. Tried and tested by professional athletes, this takes home-recovery to a new level. It’s a sleek, ergonomic roller with three different vibration settings. There’s a significant difference between each setting, just wait to switch it on until you’re ready to roll, or you’ll be chasing it around the room. I can neither confirm or deny that happened when it was first being tested! As someone who regularly uses a standard roller, there is a significant difference between that and the VYPER, which you’d expect for the price, but if you’re training intensively and need to speed up recovery time, it’s worth considering. Recovery between sessions and after races is noticeably different with a significant effect on muscle relaxation. With regular use over a week, the rechargeable battery is still going strong, but with easy & fast charging, that’s not something to worry about!
The new VYPER 2.0 will soon be coming to the UK.
For more information about the VYPER 2.0, take a look at the website.