One of the perks of my job is that, from time to time, companies will send me goodies to use/try/have in hopes that I’ll give a glowing review of their products either here, on the podcast, or on the social medias.
I appreciate getting to try some stuff, but one thing that I’m 100% firm about is that I will only speak honestly about the products that I receive.
If a company wants me to talk about their product favorably? Make a good product.
Send me something that sucks? I’ll tell my audience it sucks.
Pretty straight forward, eh?
Get ready, because I’m about to unleash some truth today y’all.
Orange Mud Transition Wrap/Seat Cover
(Full disclosure: I bought my own transition wrap.)
I live in Florida. It’s hot AF down here most of the year.
I know the score and I don’t mind getting all nasty and gross when I run.
But when I go somewhere to run and have to get back into my car in soaked shorts and still sweating, it’s not the ideal situation.
I have a towel I keep in the car to try to help alleviate the issue, but it never seems to stay in place and by the time I get home some of the sweat inevitably ends up with a little post-run funk on it.
I decided that this summer I’d step up my “car seat towel game” so I took the plunge on the Orange Mud Transition Wrap.
And while I haven’t used the transition wrap side of things much (yet), the seat cover is a game changer!
No more towel slippage.
There is a zipper that creates a hood that you can put over the headrest, and the rest of the wrap is plenty long enough to cover the seat from side to side and top to bottom.
It just works.
A few details that I really like about the transition wrap: there is a fastening system along one edge so you can secure the wrap around your waist and change into/out of your running clothes without worrying about the wrap slipping.
All in all, for me this purchase was well worth it.
The CTM Band
One area that most runners neglect, or at least don’t spend enough time on, is the soft tissue work that helps our muscles to stay loose and feel good.
(Want some more info on why soft tissue work is important for your recovery and running performance? Check out the Little Things course!)
Do you know who’s definitely guilty about not spending enough time doing some soft tissue work?
When I first heard about the CTM Band, I thought it sounded quite interesting.
And when I recieved my CTM Band and started using it, I was a quick believer in the product.
CTM stands for compression, tension, and movement. And when it comes to breaking up adhesions in the muscles, these are the three vital components.
And most other products designed for soft tissue/self-massage work fall short in at least one of the three areas.
CTM Band? Not so much.
And the best part about the band, you can put it on and then go about your business while it works.
I regularly wear my band while I’m cooking or doing dishes.
So if your excuse for skipping out on your soft tissue work is lack of time, here is your solution.
While I’m definitely a fan of the band and will continue to use it for the foreseeable future, it’s not perfect for every body part.
Though, to be fair, no soft tissue tools are perfect for every body part.
That’s why I have multiple tools in my soft tissue/self-massage toolbox.
If you add the CTM Band to your self-massage arsenal, your legs will thank you.
The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Well, there you have it.
If you have any questions or would like further clarification on either of these products, just let me know!
Leave a comment below, holler at me on social, or shoot me an email with your questions and I’ll be happy to help you understand each of these items more completely.
***Legalese: I received a CTM Band with the expectation of an honest review. The thoughts/opinions/reviews of each product are 100% my own. My reviews have been in no way influenced by anyone associated with any of the companies or products discussed in this post/episode.***
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