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Old 10-24-2013, 08:38 AM   #1
Anthony Dercole
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Voodoo floss bands

Im looking to purchase the voodoo floss bands. What I have heard it is good for cycling blood through muscles. My legs (quads and hamstrings are always super sore after workouts) and just wondering if anyone would recommend me getting the bands and if so would this help the soreness. If anyone has any knowledge or personal use about them please feel free to give me some advice or knowledge about them. Thanks!
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:43 AM   #2
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Re: Voodoo floss bands

Absolutely. I use my voodoo bands multiple times throughout the week to help with soreness. Arms, legs, shoulders, hips, etc. You name it.

One of my better purchases.

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Old 10-24-2013, 10:31 AM   #3
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Re: Voodoo floss bands

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Absolutely. I use my voodoo bands multiple times throughout the week to help with soreness. Arms, legs, shoulders, hips, etc. You name it.

One of my better purchases.

That, and a lacrosse ball, are your friends.
thanks for the response, regarding the legs n stuff do you just wrap your legs with it? I heard your supposed to wrap starting further from heart and wrap up toward the heart for the blood flow, is that correct? and If i was to wrap my legs, how long do you keep it on for and are you supposed to stretch with it on or just let it sit n do its magic? Also do you wrap muscles/joints the day you worked out that specific part or do you wait for soreness to kick in first?

Sorry if any of the questions are dumb but i appreciate the feed back, but i think I wll be making the purchase.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:20 AM   #4
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Re: Voodoo floss bands

The vids I've seen all seem to reinforce a few key points:

1) You wrap it basically as tight as you can get it.
2) Mobilize the joint through its ROM gently while it's wrapped
3) Keep it wrapped for only, say, 1 minute, 2 minutes MAX. Depending on exactly what you're wrapping, you are greatly restricting blood flow.

You wrap directly on what it sore; i.e., if your patellar tendon was sore, don't wrap the kneecap, you compress right on the tendon. If it was your elbow, you wouldn't wrap from forearm to bicep. You try to keep the compression as isolated as possible to the area in question.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:10 PM   #5
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The vids I've seen all seem to reinforce a few key points:

1) You wrap it basically as tight as you can get it.
2) Mobilize the joint through its ROM gently while it's wrapped
3) Keep it wrapped for only, say, 1 minute, 2 minutes MAX. Depending on exactly what you're wrapping, you are greatly restricting blood flow.

You wrap directly on what it sore; i.e., if your patellar tendon was sore, don't wrap the kneecap, you compress right on the tendon. If it was your elbow, you wouldn't wrap from forearm to bicep. You try to keep the compression as isolated as possible to the area in question.
Thank you as well for the help I appreciate it
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:18 PM   #6
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Re: Voodoo floss bands

This post didn't get enough attention. Save yourself a lot of money!

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=79952
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:01 AM   #7
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Re: Voodoo floss bands

As for how to wrap, and how long, etc. There are quite a few videos on the MobilityWOD website that are specific to the Voodoo bands and different joints (elbow, knee, etc.)

I've always just gone about 50% stretch and until my hand/foot goes "dusky" pale, or just when you feel like it needs to come off. As said above, just about a minute or so is good.
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Re: Voodoo floss bands

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This post didn't get enough attention. Save yourself a lot of money!

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=79952
That's exactly what I did, now I have two nice long floss bands for $7. Definitely key to split it in half lengthwise; leaving it wider not only makes it much harder to stretch, but it bunches up more easily (I'm currently using on my shoulder, and when I left it wider, it constantly bound up under my armpit).

It's like mad science, I have a very sore shoulder, hoping it's just a bad strain, and not a tear, but yesterday (after irresponsibly pushing through a workout), my shoulder was screaming at me. I put some ice on it briefly, I guess out of habit, but then after it warmed back up, flossed it. By the time about an hour had passed since I got home, virtually all of the soreness was gone.
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