The VooDoo bands are growing in popularity because of the rise of Crossfit…it’s as simple as that. This said, compression, re- perfusion of blood and elastic support in recovery from injury is nothing new. VooDoo bands have taken this technology and made it commercial, and if commercial improves people’s awareness to the importance of flexibility and recovery from injury then it’s no bad thing!
The bands are basically giant elastic bands which aim to improve and restore range of motion, as well as restore joint mechanics and unglue matted scar tissue in and around an injured area. What makes this particularly useful is that it can be used when the individual is performing the movement, potentially minimising stagnation as a result of not training…just don’t be tempted to go back too soon, they’re not miracle workers!
Rogue Fitness, (2014). VooDoo Floss Bands. Retrieved 8th July, 2014, from http://www.roguefitness.com/voodoo-floss-bands