Knot Out Mobility Tool Review
Call it what you like...butt plug, peanut, some weird torture device. Regardless of how aesthetically pleasing it may seem, the large KnotOut myofascial releasing tool is pretty sweet.
I purchased this beast recently after hearing about it in a podcast. I have had difficulty in the past to find a tool that I can use on my back that wouldn't be too small.
Taping to lacrosse balls together? Tried it...
Rolling a softball on my back? Goofy yes, but no bueno...
Simply foam rolling my back? Didn't get deep enough...
...How about a giant peanut that looks like two softballs stuck together?...BOOM! We got a winner!
When it comes to mobility each person has their own trigger points and tight areas. For some they are easily assessable to roll out on basic equipment/tools. Yet if you're like me, there are some deep tricky areas that seem impossible to reach. The reason why I like this product is because it runs deep along my erector spinae and similar back musculature without agitating my spine.
Two lacrosse balls taped together were okay, yet they felt as if they were separating the further I went down my back. The cool thing about the large KnotOut is that each ball within the casing is about the same size as a softball. That is why this is a doozy for MFR (myofascial release) for the whole back. Besides just rolling my back out, this little demon is great for the calves and hard to reach areas around the achilles tendon.
The little groove in between the two balls is where the magic happens...that didn't mean to sound sexual...or did it (; ehh ehh? Nah?...ok lets wrap this up then.
All in all it's a highly recommended mobility tool, right up there next to a foam roller. That being said it receives the Health Alchemist stamp of approval!
You can CLICK HERE if you want to purchase the same KnotOut I use or any of the smaller sizes they carry.
-"Keep on Keepin' on"
John D. Schaser