“The RAD Atom is the best tool I've found for opening my hips after a hard day of training or long day on the mountain.”
When you think of point release, you probably think of tiny tools that can wreak havoc in even the tightest spaces. If you need compression, a bulky foam roller might be your first instinct. The RAD Atom is like the cool middle child. It’s big and strong enough to obliterate tension in tough-to-tackle areas like the inner shoulder, groin, hip pockets and traps, but with a way smaller surface area—and therefore greater compression—than a foam roller. This tool’s so rad, you’ll totally want to hang out with it every day after school.
GET A GRIP
Just wait until the RAD Atom gets its hands on you. The outside texture is made to grab onto your skin without the way-too-slick or too-much-stick of other tools. This balanced gripping action is a powerhouse in shearing loose fibrous tissue while you work to compress the dense muscles underneath. Bonus: the raised grooves encourage light movement and gentle distortion of muscle tissue as you roll.
ROUND IT ALL OUT
Surprise! The RAD Atom is round for a reason. When you look at muscles at a micro level, they’re actually more 3D than they are linear. As a result, you get fascial tension going in every possible direction. With a tool like the spherical RAD Atom (especially when paired with the RAD Rod), you can direct your compression in 360 degrees, “confusing” the tissue into opening up by attacking it from all angles.
YOU GOTTA TRY THIS.
“The Crowbar.” No doubt RAD is known for cutting-edge tools that not only rock your body individually, but go gangbusters when used together. Case in point: this two-tool move of muscle mastery. Insert one end of the RAD Rod into the center hole of the RAD Atom to transform this baller compression ball into a monster of cross-friction release. It basically becomes a crowbar capable of prying muscles free from restrictions. More pressure, less pressure, one direction, the other direction…it’s all up to you and it’s at your fingertips.