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Running Gear Review: The Stick

The StickThe Stick is a popular piece of running gear used for recovery and injury prevention. It is one of many I mentioned in my running recovery tools article.

I asked Stephanie, an experience long course runner, to share her thoughts on this handy massage product as she had been using it for a few years now. She was kind enough to play along.


  • Easy to travel with.
  • Great for the calves.
  • Pretty good for the quads.
  • Can use it anywhere. (ex: in bed watching t.v.)
  • Instant gratification. (You notice the benefits right after use.)
  • Easy to share with fellow runners.
  • Can use it multiple times during the day.
  • Favorite time to use – After a long or hard run.


  • Limited to your own strength.
  • Only found in specialty stores.
  • A little pricey.
  • Tough to massage hamstrings and inner-thigh.


Worth having and would recommend to other runners.

Well there you go. Short and sweet!

Thanks Stephanie for sharing your experienced insight.

Massage of some kind (by a person or tool) really does have a noticeable affect. Regardless of the type used, find one that works for you. Your body will thank you.

Check out The Stick website if you would like to add it to your recovery toolbox and help keep yourself moving towards whatever endurance goals you have for yourself.

Any The Stick users out there? What has been your experience?

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

2 Responses to “Running Gear Review: The Stick”

  1. on 08 Jul 2009 at 7:24 am Tom Johnson

    I use the stick daily. Whether after a run or on off days. You always feel better, and I believe it does help prevent injury.

  2. on 09 Jul 2009 at 6:36 am David Hanenburg

    Great input Tom, thanks for sharing!