ENGLAND players are using a muscle gun to help them maintain peak condition at the World Cup.
The Three Lions will face defending champions France in the quarter-finals on Saturday after a stellar 3-0 win over Senegal in the last-16.
While Ben White and Raheem Sterling have both returned home due to personal issues, Gareth Southgate is yet to experience any major injury concerns since his squad jetted off to the tournament.
And one way the Three Lions stars are keeping themselves in perfect shape is through the use of Therabody's muscle gun.
Jordan Henderson was seen putting the device on his back and hamstrings before the USA and Wales games, before he applied it to James Maddison.
The Athletic have reported that Liverpool team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold also uses it.
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Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka and Australia's Bailey Wright are other fans of the product – which costs between £122 and £490 depending on the model.
Cristiano Ronaldo is an ambassador for Therabody, while Kevin de Bruyne has even invested in the company which also offers compression boots and vibrating foam rollers.
The gun is similar to a power drill but with a foam padding on the end, utilised to directly treat areas of discomfort.
It was designed by doctor Jason Wersland after he needed to recover from a shoulder injury following a motorcycle accident.
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Speaking about his recovery process, England midfielder Henderson said: "I’ve developed a solid routine for recovery when I’m at home but in the past have struggled when traveling.
"Being able to get the Theragun out or put the boots on when you're sitting down on planes and buses for long periods and stiffening up has made a huge difference.
"I didn’t realize you could use them pre-activity or during half time to have a big benefit on the body.
"For example, when you come in at half-time, sitting down and listening to the manager talk, you start to stiffen up before you get back on pitch.
"Using the Theragun to keep the muscles and blood flowing makes perfect sense to me."
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