Cody Rigsby uses the Theragun PRO and the Theragun mini massage gun to activate his muscles before workouts and to help him recover faster and more effectively after his intense indoor cycling sessions.
“My mindfulness practice is something that allows me to be present with my own body and to create a relationship with it – knowing when my body is hurting, or when I can push myself. It has allowed me to up my game when it comes to being an athlete,” Rigsby says about his approach to mindfulness.
“I integrate Theragun into my nightly routine – it’s something I use right before I go to bed, along with meditation, and the two work together. When you use Theragun, you’re connecting to your body – you’re being present. It allows you to reach an understanding of where does it hurt? Where do I need a little bit of love? Where do I need a little extra attention?”
Cody is the first Peloton instructor to become a Therabody ambassador but was soon joined by his colleague Ally Love.
To start his day or to prepare his body for the upcoming workout, Cody uses the Theragun PRO to target all the relevant muscle groups (in case of an indoor cycling session: calves, hamstrings, and quads) for 15 to 30 seconds each.
Immediately after the workout, Cody uses the Dampener attachment to treat the same muscle groups once again, this time for up to 60 seconds each. Doing so right after the session makes the recovery more effective for him.
As a part of his daily nighttime routine, Cody grabs the handy and lightweight Theragun mini to massage those areas one more time, now for around two minutes each.
About Cody Rigsby
Cody Rigsby was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, and used to work as a professional dancer. Although he performed with superstars including Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry, after five years Rigsby decided to move on and join Peloton instead.
Today, he is one of the most popular Peloton instructors and also the company’s cycling director. He lives in New York City together with his partner Andrés Alfaro, who himself is an instructor at Barry’s Bootcamp.
Featured image courtesy of Therabody.