Another great piece of equipment is the BOSU . We use it in place of a bench in the Body Bar book for an added balance challenge. If you are looking to purchase one, click on the link below. (Also keep an eye out for the BOSU Absolute Abs DVD staring yours truly)!
My latest and favorite discovery is made by Trigger Point Technologies . Basically, it is a group of 4 portable, therapeutic tools that safely and effectively penetrate the belly of the targeted muscle to the trigger point, and relieve tension and muscle spasms. They are designed to mimic the pressure and accuracy of a thumb (and feel fantastic).
Some things the TP tools are helpful for are: plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, piriformis syndrome, back pain, shin splints, shoulder problems, knee and hip pain, neck pain, foot problems.
TP products are also the "Official Performance Therapy Tools" of the Ironman North America Events
These products have personally been an enormous help to me. They are quickly (in 3-5 minutes) able to hit spots the foam roller isn't able to reach in a much deeper and more effective manner. I am hooked. I carry them around everywhere I go. If you are interested in giving one or all of the tools a test drive, ask me the next time you see me.
You can purchase any of the TP products through me. The info and prices are listed below. I promise you will not be disappointed.
TP Total Body Package (as pictured above) - $129.99, Includes: TP Massage Ball, TP Footballer, TP Quadballer and Baller Block, DVD.
TP Starter Set - $69.99, Includes: TP Massage Ball, TP Footballer Block, DVD
TP Massage Ball - $24.99, Includes: TP Massage Ball, DVD
(WITH GRATITUDE FOR YOUR SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE YEARS!)