Bob and Brad sent us their C2 Percussion Massage gun to try out. If you're new to percussion guns, you'll find there are a lot of athletes that swear by them for post-workout recovery, if they're built right and perform effectively. Check out our full rundown of the C2 Massage gun, and see how this one performed for us.
I made the mistake of having a little burpee competition with my workout friends, which left me with incredibly sore quads the following day. Luckily, this massage gun arrived with a nearly full charge so that I could get to work on my shaky quads right out of the box.
I used this massage gun for around 10 minutes (in 2-minute intervals throughout the day) on my sore quads and noticed a good deal of instant pain relief. My muscle soreness wasn’t gone completely, but I was able to get up out of my chair without looking like a little old lady!
I also loved that it wasn’t super loud. Even in the highest speed setting, I could still listen to music and have a conversation.
When my gun arrived in the mail, I prayed to the fitness gods that it shipped with just a little bit of juice in the tank to use right away. My quads needed a little bit of relief, and my prayers were answered! The battery life indicator is found at the base of the handle and has four blue lights to show how much battery life is left. Three of the four lights lit up when it arrived at my door. Even after using it for 15 minutes, the charge still holds strong at three blue lights.
The charging port is found at the bottom of the unit and requires a USB Type-C cable to charge (included). Once it is entirely out of gas, this massage gun only takes around 210 minutes to become fully charged.
It also has a stall force of around 35 pounds. The high stall force requires approximately 35 pounds of pressure to the head to cause the massaging tip to come to a complete halt. To put that in comparison, Theragun has a stall force of around 60 pounds. While the stall force isn’t quite as impressive as Theragun, I wasn’t able to bring the head to a halt no matter how hard I tried!
The air-cushioned head and ball head are composed of soft rubber and foam materials that work better with sensitive and sore muscle groups.
It also boasts individual muscle-based suggestions with provided pictures that show you how to use your device, the speed, recommended attachment, and duration.
For my sore hamstrings, I find the hamstring page and find that I need to swipe the gun down the middle of my hamstring with the ball head attachment for 2 minutes per leg.
If you are in the market for a great mid-range massage gun to use for recovery or just a general feel-good massage, the Bob and Brad C2 Massage Gun is one of your best options that won’t drain your bank account.