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Foam rollers

Postby Rilla on Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:15 pm

What're your thoughts on these Scott? (and others).
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Resurrected on Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:21 pm

A mate of mine has just bought one of these. He used to train hardcore until a motorbike accident several years ago nearly killed him & wrecked most of his joints. He still trains but has to be careful and suffers lots of aches and pains.

He has been using one of these rollers for about two weeks and reckons they are really good.
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Ader on Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:14 pm

Foam rollers are great for physio stuff- Especially ITB work/stretching

Also good for quads and your but... oh and your back :)

I have one but don't use it as often as I should :roll:
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Spit on Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:53 am

I've had mine about 4yrs now, I love it (in a masochistic sort of way). Definitely good news for the ITB, some other parts of the body are harder to get at (you're supposed to be able to roll your pecs for instance, buggered if I can get that to work) but for a tenner you can't go wrong.
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Rilla on Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:25 am

Any links to good rollers?
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Ader on Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:03 pm

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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Ader on Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:07 pm

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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Rilla on Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:16 pm

Yea well the trick is, there are different qualities/densities etc, so I was looking for a concrete recommendation... :)
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Resurrected on Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:42 pm

Rilla wrote:Yea well the trick is, there are different qualities/densities etc, so I was looking for a concrete recommendation... :)


If you can wait until next week I'll ask my mate when he gets back from Portugal. He researches just about everything so I'm sure the one he has will be the dogs gonnads.
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Karlos on Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:58 pm

I hate them! Foam rolling my TI band makes me cry. Suppose that means i should do it more often, but i'm just not man enough :cry:
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Rilla on Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:35 pm

Resurrected wrote:
Rilla wrote:Yea well the trick is, there are different qualities/densities etc, so I was looking for a concrete recommendation... :)


If you can wait until next week I'll ask my mate when he gets back from Portugal. He researches just about everything so I'm sure the one he has will be the dogs gonnads.


I'd appreciate that. Thanks.
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Ader on Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:54 pm

The ones from the physio sites are usually pretty firm - I got mine from one of them and it totally kills my ITB
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Spit on Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:32 pm

A couple of recommendations in here:

http://stronglifts.com/soft-tissue-work ... your-pain/
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby health4ni on Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:58 pm

I think they are very very useful. I try to do use them as much as I can now. Feel better for it too.

Best ones are denser ones. The white ones distort too easily.
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Rilla on Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:24 pm

Thanks Scott.
Can you recommend anything specific?
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Craig on Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:38 pm

I just don't get the benefit of these things. They help avoid injury but how many times do you even get injured when doing things right? And what exactly does feel better mean? Exactly how does one feel better?

Am I missing the point, do they do anything else?
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Rilla on Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:49 pm

Increased flexibility and a less tight feeling in the muscles is what I'm mostly after.
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Craig on Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:09 pm

Rilla wrote:Increased flexibility and a less tight feeling in the muscles is what I'm mostly after.



I think you just like the pain
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Rilla on Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:41 pm

That too. ;)
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby health4ni on Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:27 pm

@craig: they help breakdown scar tissue that everyone gets from lifting weights.
It stretches the fascia and that is a good thing on so many levels; hypertrophy, increased flexibility, recover quicker from exercises.

It's another tool for improving flexibility and mobility. Just like the various forms of stretching. I didn't used to believe in such things. But once you start using it you notice positive effects.

@Rilla: not yet mate.
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Rilla on Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:36 pm

But you will have soonish? Or in months?
Thinking of getting one, and I'd prefer a Scott approved model. ;)
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Re: Foam rollers

Postby Richard on Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:30 pm

I find them really useful Rilla, especially with the problem I have with my thoracic spine - they are very good for thoracic mobilisation aswell as soft tissue work.

I bought a cheapish one last time, it has distorted & I should get another one (doesnt help that I weighed over 100kg when I bought it). £45 for the Foam Roller Plus seems a bit much to me. These look pretty solid for £13.50 + £6 delivery?
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