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Anyone engaged in regular exercise will know what a trigger point is. If you don’t, palpate whichever body parts were pounded in your last workout. Those tight, tender, knotty sections should explain it.
Trigger points are the result of injury, strains and trauma. They can also be bought on by poor nutrition, muscle imbalances and stress. When muscle fibers, fascia, ligaments or tendons become weakened, overstretched or inflamed, tiny soft tissue tears occur as a result. As the tissue heals, it contracts and becomes twisted and knotted. These knots restrict blood flow, thereby preventing optimal healing. In addition, muscle fibers will often shorten to guard against further injury. The muscle learns to avoid pain and works against it by restricting its range of movement. The points at which this pain and dysfunction occurs are known as trigger points.
The solution to trigger points is effective rehab. The best form is massage, but unless you’re a professional athlete, it’s expensive and time-consuming. The best cures are the cheapest ones which you can apply yourself when you have the time and opportunity. Self-massage is a difficult undertaking, as anyone who has been injured will attest; it’s awkward at the best of times, but a nightmare if the knot is between your shoulder blades.
The brilliance in the Massage Cane lies in the leverage. By pushing on one end, the pressure on the distal node is increased dramatically. This allows one to apply significant pressure to hard to reach areas with ease.
1. Peace of Mind
With over 200,000 satisfied customers, Iron Edge is Australia's No.1 high performance strength training brand. We've been fitting out elite high performance gyms for the likes of Collingwood Football Club and the Australian Defence Forces for years. We know what you need and what you don't. Our products are constantly being tried, tested and improved to be the best they can be. And we stand behind them accordingly.
2. Product Range
Iron Edge has one of the biggest ranges of high performance training equipment available in Australia. From Nike Romaleos weightlifting shoes, through to kettlebells, Power Bands and weightlifting equipment. In all we stock 100’s of different products at our warehouse facility in Melbourne so you'll always be able to get what you want and, most importantly, when you need it. That's why Iron Edge is the choice of Australia's best athletes, coaches and gyms. And why anything else is just compromise.
At Iron Edge we employ experienced and qualified engineers to design, test and then source the best manufacturers of all our equipment. Up until 2017 we manufactured in-house, but market pressures forced us to move manufacturing overseas. However we weren’t going to compromise on the quality and structural integrity of our products, so after rigorous research, we’ve been able to partner with some of the industry’s best and most experienced equipment manufacturers. In many ways they are more advanced and sophisticated than our in-house work shop, so you can be assured that the quality of all our products meet the same high standards and are worthy of the Iron Edge brand.
When you promise 'serious training' you have to back it up. Fortunately we do, drawing on our extensive experience dealing with Australia's best coaches, athletes, sports scientists and exercise physiologists. It's enabled Iron Edge to be one of Australia's leading authorities in high performance strength training- and with an educational arm of the business comprised of over ten certified courses launching soon, we plan on increasing the industry standard across the board.
5. No 'BS' Guarantee
We don't just say our products are the best available. We back it up with an industry leading guarantee. That means if your Iron Edge equipment is faulty or fails to deliver on its promise we will replace it. Conditions do apply.
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7. Daily Dispatch
Most orders will ship from our warehouse SAME DAY (Monday- Friday) if place before 11am.
Though larger palletised orders are likely to take longer.
Details on Australia wide delivery times can be found on our Shipping Information page