Do Foam Rollers Work?

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    May 02, 2014 11:40 AM GMT
    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/ask-well-do-foam-rollers-aid-workouts/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0
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    May 02, 2014 11:57 AM GMT
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    May 02, 2014 1:36 PM GMT
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    *falls out of chair laughing*
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    May 02, 2014 2:06 PM GMT
    The people I have seen using them are people that know what they are doing at the gym. So even though I have never used them, I would have to say yes.
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    May 02, 2014 3:02 PM GMT
    i thought this was a post about painting…. LOL.
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    May 02, 2014 3:50 PM GMT
    Even better? Butch "Rumble Rollers"

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    May 02, 2014 4:09 PM GMT
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    May 04, 2014 10:50 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidEven better? Butch "Rumble Rollers"

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    For me, the smooth surfaced foam rollers cause enough pain (for me). I dare not try those ridged ones. Seriously, has anyone try both to share his/her experience if the ridged ones cause more pain? Thanks.
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    May 04, 2014 11:41 AM GMT
    The ridged roller I used was actually softer than the hardest smooth roller,it squashed more. Not much difference in pain level.
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    May 04, 2014 12:32 PM GMT
    kew1 saidThe ridged roller I used was actually softer than the hardest smooth roller,it squashed more. Not much difference in pain level.

    Thanks for sharing. I've not thought to compare their rigidity! I'd think the ridged ones will have traction on wooded floor. That's what I'd want when I "torture" myself. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 13, 2014 12:08 AM GMT
    Work up to rumble rollers. I used only rigid (styrofoam?) rollers and hard (unyielding rubber almost as hard as plastic) rumble rollers. The rumble rollers were more painful but like the rigid rollers I adapted quickly.
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    May 13, 2014 12:54 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidEven better? Butch "Rumble Rollers"

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    I love these. They work if you know how to work them.
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    May 13, 2014 12:55 AM GMT
    Homerk said
    eagermuscle saidEven better? Butch "Rumble Rollers"

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    For me, the smooth surfaced foam rollers cause enough pain (for me). I dare not try those ridged ones. Seriously, has anyone try both to share his/her experience if the ridged ones cause more pain? Thanks.


    Relax.
    Breathe.
    Learn to take it.
    Enjoy the release.
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    May 15, 2014 8:04 PM GMT
    GAMRican said

    Relax.
    Breathe.
    Learn to take it.
    Enjoy the release.


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    May 17, 2014 3:32 PM GMT
    I put one under the small of my back while lying down and stretch my hands "upwards" (really horizontally). It is great for before a sessions of deadlifts and squats.
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    May 22, 2014 2:40 AM GMT
    Homerk said
    eagermuscle saidEven better? Butch "Rumble Rollers"

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    For me, the smooth surfaced foam rollers cause enough pain (for me). I dare not try those ridged ones. Seriously, has anyone try both to share his/her experience if the ridged ones cause more pain? Thanks.


    Lol I've never used a smooth one, but bought the firm rumble roller (black is more dense, than their blue one). It can be painful when getting out a knot, but I don't mind it.
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    May 22, 2014 2:41 AM GMT
    GAMRican said
    Homerk said
    eagermuscle saidEven better? Butch "Rumble Rollers"

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    For me, the smooth surfaced foam rollers cause enough pain (for me). I dare not try those ridged ones. Seriously, has anyone try both to share his/her experience if the ridged ones cause more pain? Thanks.


    Relax.
    Breathe.
    Learn to take it.
    Enjoy the release.


    A guy at my gym looks like you GMac. Have you been staying in NY recently lol?