Foam roller!!!!!!!!

  • AdventureTime

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    Aug 11, 2013 2:13 AM GMT
    i am addicted to this. I was always nervous to try it and then I gave it a go one day after injuring my leg playing soccer and now I can't stop using it.

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    Aug 11, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
    roller can be great. use mine for my IT Band which is always too tightly wrapped!
  • mr_bijae

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    Aug 11, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    I use mine regularly, IT band, calves, low back.. you can hit all the major muscles with this bad boy... For those really hard to reach places try rolling on a baseball (hardball) and roll the same way you do on this.
  • AdventureTime

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    Aug 11, 2013 3:40 AM GMT
    I just ordered a foam roller off amazon for $25. This way I can get to those hard to reach places in the privacy of my own home.
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    Aug 11, 2013 3:42 AM GMT
    I have a foam roller on the floor right next to me. A valuable tool in any training program.
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    Aug 11, 2013 3:50 AM GMT
    I have one.

    I don't quite understand why it's so relaxing to just put it under my knees. It doesn't seem to be lifting them that much but it is truly relaxing.

    I think when I got a massage on 57th Street in Manhattan, towels were rolled and put under my knees.

    You think you can't sleep on your side? Put one of these under your knees.

    Yes, I do what you do in the picture: put it under my calves also.

    I also use it on my upper back.

    I agree with the exclamation points in the title of the forum.
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    Aug 11, 2013 4:03 AM GMT
    REAL men use rumble rollers:

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    Aug 11, 2013 4:05 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidREAL men use rumble rollers:

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    ...those aint dildos right...
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    Aug 11, 2013 4:19 AM GMT
    I have one, but I've never thought very highly of it. I guess everyone is different.
  • jock_n_ca

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    Aug 11, 2013 4:41 AM GMT
    Think I account for out bout half of Trigger Point's revenues on their rollers. Love it. Hurts so good!
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    Aug 11, 2013 7:40 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidREAL men use rumble rollers:

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    Ooooo! Those look good. There is this mega buff trainer at the gym where I go who uses one of these. I've got to get one because the regular foam roller is no longer enough.

    I need MOAR!
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    Aug 11, 2013 8:10 AM GMT
    I use the foam roller at the gym every visit as part of my stretching/cool down- I love them! The rumble rollers seem interesting though, I may have to look into them some more.

    @mr bijae- Instead of a baseball try a lacrosse ball. It's a little smaller with about the same firmness but no stitches. My LMT recommended using that to me when I was having a lot of trouble with my piriformis.
  • Drift

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    Aug 11, 2013 10:01 AM GMT
    At Stephen, I think the reason for the sense of relaxation is partly that it changes the relationship of your pelvis to the spine. Most likely, it takes the pressure off the lower spine, allowing it to rest a little closer to the ground, and sends a little of the weight of the legs into the pelvis, so that the front of the body isn't so exposed.

    I imagine that if you put a little support pad/folded towel under your head (adjust for comfort) to raise the angle a bit, it would also help, so the skull doesn't 'fall' backwards relative to the spine while lying on your back, especially if you have a lot of flesh in your shoulders and upper back.
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    Aug 11, 2013 3:40 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidREAL men use rumble rollers:

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    I agree! Foam is good for general rolling out of the muscle but the rumble roller really gets into your tissue. It makes a big difference. When I first saw them, they looked like a torture device. Believe me, when you first start using it, it will feel like torture. The longer you use it the better you will feel.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 11, 2013 3:55 PM GMT
    Interesting ... had not heard of this ... sort of self massage ... I might have to try this

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    Aug 11, 2013 3:56 PM GMT
    I agree, they are the best...I have this one Trinormous which I can travel with sometimes.Its compact enough that I can take with me.

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    Aug 11, 2013 3:59 PM GMT
    The workout app I've been looking at, Gym Guide, shows a lot of maneuvers that utilize the roller.
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    Aug 11, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
    Yep, the Rumble roller really gets deep into the fascia. Sorta feels like getting run over by a tractor trailer, though.
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    Aug 11, 2013 6:25 PM GMT
    I've always viewed it as a massage device. I've never had to use it, and I don't buy all the hype. People worked out just fine before these became popular. Just like everything else in the fitness and diet industry. Sure they feel good because it is a massage.
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    Aug 12, 2013 2:03 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidInteresting ... had not heard of this ... sort of self massage ... I might have to try this



    THANKS FOR THE VIDEO POST !