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Old 05-08-2011, 11:10 PM   #1
Richard Pennington
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Foam rollers

I am looking at getting a foam roller or two, i was wondering about the benefits of using them, How and what are they going to do for me and what should i look for in buying one.
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:48 AM   #2
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Re: Foam rollers

I use The Grid foam roller from tptherapy.com (WFS). I use it pretty regularly and I've noticed that if I roll out my muscles after a workout it helps eliminate muscle soreness. I also use it to loosen the muscles up and increase my flexibility, sort of like a massage. I use it on my legs and my back primarily, and it really does make a huge difference, especially on days when I wake up with a huge lump somewhere.

I definitely recommend getting one. When you hit the knots at first, at least on my legs, it hurts like an SOB, but it's worth it when you can relieve tension in your legs and easy sore muscles.

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Old 05-09-2011, 07:39 AM   #3
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Re: Foam rollers

$10 + shipping:

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...d=143&pid=1479 wfs
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:09 AM   #4
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Re: Foam rollers

Do not mess around, just get a rumble roller. It has spikes on it so it can get into nooks and crannies other rollers cannot. The even have two different firmness models.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:16 AM   #5
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Re: Foam rollers

Or you can make a Home Depot run and grab a couple 24-inch pieces of 4-inch PVC pipe and roll around on that. If you need some cushion, cut a fit (rubber cement) a piece of yoga mat around the pipe. Makes an awesome roller...although definitely not as cool as the ones listed above (especially The Grid...that thing looks great).
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:40 AM   #6
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Re: Foam rollers

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Or you can make a Home Depot run and grab a couple 24-inch pieces of 4-inch PVC pipe and roll around on that. If you need some cushion, cut a fit (rubber cement) a piece of yoga mat around the pipe. Makes an awesome roller...although definitely not as cool as the ones listed above (especially The Grid...that thing looks great).
Exactly. Though there is a lot to be said about rolling on bare pvc (ouch)!

Rumble roller = yes! Tried one and loved it. Want!
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