What the Pro's Say
"The Bayou Band has become a part of my warm-up routine in order to increase mobility in my joints. It has helped activate my arms and legs improving overall joint dynamics".
- Tony Wolters
"Bayou Band has helped me recover the entire off-season from my long workouts like no other product I've ever used. I'm glad I found out about Bayou Band when I did and look forward to it keeping me healthy throughout my career."
- Josiah Gray
"The Bayou Band has helped me loosen up my calf muscles and gain mobility in my knees and ankles."
- Josh Jung
"The Bayou Band is a great tool for me. I was having elbow pain and the Bayou Band helped me circulate blood efficiently."
- Kole Enright
READ THIS FIRST
Bayou Band utilizes direct, intense compression in order to initiate physiological processes linked to maximized athletic performance and added relief in the day-to-day rigors of elite athletes. While consistent use of Bayou Band can result in increased range of motion and muscle activation, it is a much different training technique than static stretching, foam rolling, and other warm-up and recovery techniques. Attention to detail is key to ensuring correct usage for maximum benefit.
Step 1: Begin by wrapping Bayou Band approximately 2 inches below the elbow joint at 50-75% tension. Wrap upward in overlapping rotations.
Step 2: Secure Bayou Band approximately 2 inches above elbow joint.
Step 3: Work through all ranges of motion by bending at the elbow and rotating palms inwards and outwards.
Step 4: Remove Bayou Band after 2 minutes, continue through all ranges of motion.
Step 1: Begin by wrapping Bayou Band approximately 2 inches above elbow joint at 50-75% tension, Wrap upward in overlapping rotations.
Step 2: Secure Bayou Band approximately 2 inches below armpit.
Step 3: Work through all ranges of motion by rotating at the shoulder and moving palms inward and outward.
Step 4: Remove band after 2 minutes, continue through all ranges of motion.
Step 1: Begin by wrapping Bayou Band approximately 2 inches above knee joint at 50-75% tension. Wrap downward in overlapping rotations crossing behind the knee and avoiding compression on the knee cap.
Step 2: Secure Bayou Band approximately 2 inches below knee joint.
Step 3: Work through all ranges of motion by bending at the knee including internal and external rotation.
Step 4: Remove Bayou Band after 2-4 minutes, continue working through all ranges of motion.
Step 1: Begin by wrapping Bayou Band approximately 2 inches above ankle bone at 50-75% tension. Wrap downward in overlapping rotations passing under the foot.
Step 2: Secure Bayou Band half way down the foot.
Step 3: Work through all ranges of motion by bending and rotating the ankle joint.
Step 4: Remove Bayou Band after 2-4 minutes, continue working through all ranges of motion
The Scientific Benefits
Joint Mobility and Stability
- Joint mobility is defined as the degree to which a joint can move before being restricted by surrounding tissues (muscles, ligaments and tendons).
-Mobility and stability are essential to the prevention of injuries and soreness, especially following the physical stresses athletes continuously put on their bodies.
- One of the most common mistakes athletes make is in neglecting the development of strong joints. Like strength and explosiveness, mobility and stability must be trained and improved in order to prevent injury, keeping athletes on the field and out of the trainers room.
- Muscle Hypertrophy is a natural physiological process in which the volume and growth of muscle cells is increased as a response to stress induced by exercise. There are two phases in the hypertrophy process.
- Muscular stimulation occurs due to the continuous contraction of muscle fibers performing an athletic movement. Over the course of games, practices, and workouts, this repetitive contraction causes muscle fibers to break down and tighten up resulting in fatigue. Once the muscle fibers are damaged, the body naturally goes into repair mode.
- During rest and recovery, the body repairs and increases the volume of broken down muscle fibers allowing you to become bigger, faster, and stronger.
MUSCLE RECRUITMENT AND ACTIVATION
- Muscle Recruitment refers to the number of muscle fibers being engaged in an athletic movement. For example, if you had 1000 muscle fibers in your shoulder, and you are only engaging 500 of them to throw a baseball, you are performing at 50% muscle recruitment.
- Repetitive use of muscles during the daily routines of athletes causes muscles to gradually get tighter and less mobile. As this process occurs, muscle fibers begin to contract less efficiently resulting in a decrease in muscle recruitment and a subsequent loss in strength.
- Muscle Activation is a technique in which direct pressure into a muscle or joint forces the separation and loosening of inactive muscle fibers. By stimulating and breaking up tissue, the muscle is able to get back into its optimal state allowing for efficient muscle recruitment, and increased muscular endurance.