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Old 06-30-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
Eric Allen Kerr
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Okay, not quite 101 uses, but.

My chiropractor told me to lay on one for 20 minutes a day to help loosen up my chest.

I found this PDF over at bodymapping.org detailing the use that he had mentioned and a couple of others uses.

Drawings are just outlines of people with the sections of pool noodles positioned, family safe, probably ALT+Tab work safe

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Old 06-30-2007, 09:03 PM   #2
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Ooh, nice. I'm gonna have to get me some pool noodles. I'd imagine you could also insert pvc in the center and use them as foam rollers? Has anyone tried making their own foam rollers?
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:23 PM   #3
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Just getting into this pool noodle business, myself, LOL.

In fact I tried to pick up a couple from Target tonight and they they didn't have any plain ol' round pool noodles!

They had pentagonal pull noodles (5 smaller rounds) melded together around a central hole)

And round ones with big puffy ends that looked like pugil sticks (pricey).

Got to love the art of value adding :wallbash:
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:32 PM   #4
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Toys R' Us Baby! That's where I got mine. I was in there shopping for Christmas presents for a three year old, got in line to pay and... eureka! I saw those things that looked just like the foam rollers that cost a MANY MORE DOLLARS. I snatched one up. Good deals to be had! I think it cost me about $4.50, and has been VERY useful.

Veronica yes, there is a small hole down the middle that you could very possibly put some type of PVC through. I am looking to do the same thing with mine as it has a little to much give to it. It is great as is, but the extra strength in there with some PVC would be great. Even with the PVC, still a bargain.

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Old 06-30-2007, 09:49 PM   #5
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On a side note Veronica, remember my post on my OHS eureka moment??? I love OHS's, and a couple of months ago while doing an OHS WOD, I got a KNARLY stinger/cramp/BAD pain in my hamstring. I threw my pool noodle (foam roller) on the mat, rolled my ham, and got back up and finished the WOD.

As far as I am concerned, it paid for itself right there.
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:03 PM   #6
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Yes! I knew I had a good idea there! Beats ordering a fancy one.
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Old 07-01-2007, 03:56 AM   #7
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Dollar store, pool noodles. I need to go buy some for the gym since apparently we have none when I wanted the boys to dive rolls over them. Hulahoops had to work instead.
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carpet mats work, too Blair. :-)
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Old 07-01-2007, 09:14 PM   #9
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As a landing surface? We have mats, not enough as I'd like.
I use the pool noodles to have them jump over as a sort of barrier.

Those intersectional mats at Costco are fine for mats at home I find.
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:48 PM   #10
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No not as landing surfaces as obstacles to dive over. I'm talking about the little rectangles of carpet samples. The girls use them all the time.
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