Morikawa already started using Theragun during his time at UC Berkeley, where he was a three-time first-team All-American. His collegiate golf team used the device as part of their fitness routine and Morikawa kept it a part of his daily routine when he turned pro.
“I use Theragun religiously. In the locker room I have the G3PRO and on the golf course I bring the newly launched Theragun mini with me. I love using the Theragun mini because I can take it anywhere and use it at any time — even during a tournament,” the 2020 PGA Championship winner explained.
Using a percussive massage device like the ones from Therabody can help both amateur and professional golfers improve their range of motion and swing speed. Other benefits include faster recovery, injury prevention, and the healing and prevention of golfer’s elbow.
“A true game changer… improves my muscle coordination and mobility, helps prevent injury,” agrees Morikawa when asked about the Theragun PRO. “Theragun gets me moving better, feeling better, and playing better—faster.” He is also a fan of the Theragun mini. “It goes with me everywhere to get my muscles activated or relieve soreness on-the-go.”
Morikawa spends about 30 seconds per muscle to reduce the risk of injury and take stress off his lower back. Using the Dampener attachment, he pays special attention to his calves, quads, chest, traps, and forearms. He then switches to the Standard Ball and targets each glute before hitting the green.
To stay on top of his game, Morikawa takes care of his calves, quads, glutes, and lower back for around 15-30 seconds each with the Theragun mini. This helps him relieve discomfort and prevent lactic acid from building up in his legs.
After his round, Morikawa grabs his Theragun PRO and targets his forearms with the Supersoft attachment for about 30 seconds. He then proceeds to the wrist flexion and extension stretches for 15 seconds before finishing with another 30 seconds of light pressure directly on the area of elbow pain.
About Collin Morikawa
Collin Morikawa was born on February 6, 1997 in Los Angeles, California. He played collegiate golf at the University of California, Berkeley from 2015 to 2019 when he graduated with a degree in Business Administration.
Over a period of three weeks during his time at UC Berkeley, Morikawa was the top-ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. He made his professional debut in 2019 and won his first PGA Tour event that same year.
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