Foam Rollers

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    Jan 24, 2015 7:54 PM GMT
    Foam rollers appear to be quite popular in my gym. I've never used one. What are the benefits? What are the risks?
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    Jan 24, 2015 9:25 PM GMT
    They hurt like hell if you're not used to them but they stretch out the fascia and help with sore points. Say your hip flexors and side of your quad really hurts when you roll on them... that's how you know it's helping.
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    Jan 25, 2015 2:45 AM GMT
    I use rollers and massage balls from http://www.rumbleroller.com

    From their site: Conventional foam rollers compress soft tissue. The RumbleRoller manipulates soft tissue like a massage therapist.
  • Kovyn

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    Jan 26, 2015 7:26 AM GMT
    Highly recommend it after every workout. You won't see people talking about them, but they're magical.
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    Jan 26, 2015 5:56 PM GMT
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    Think of a foam roller as swedish massage, and a rumble roller as shiatsu.

    Most gyms stock foam rollers, few rumble rollers.

    So to use both, buy a rumble roller to tote to the gym.

    I like my rumble rollers the way I like my men.
  • HPgeek934

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    Jan 26, 2015 8:08 PM GMT
    I use a foam roller every other day on back. It hurts like hell when I do it, but after I feel amazing. I have back problems so it keeps me from getting tight and being injured.
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Jan 26, 2015 8:49 PM GMT
    Ive got really tight hamstrings - I love used rumble rollers to work out knots etc. painful but amazing.

    Really really worth investing in one for home use!