Foam roller users advice required.
I had a foam roller like that but found the trigger point one to be better.Posted 4 years agostumpy01Member
The rollers that have a solid plastic core are a lot more ‘intense’ than the pure foam rollers; I guess they don’t have as much give.
I use a normal ‘white foam’ foam roller and when I tried the plastic core one that my brother-in-law uses it was a bit too much.
I think if you used a foam one regularly enough you would then probably progress to a firmer one, but it could be a bit too intense to start with. Depends how much she uses it at the gym I guess.
Also, find out what size she uses. The long ones are quite unwieldy but does allow you to be a bit less careful about placement.Posted 4 years agokudos100Member
The one you’ve posted is poor quality. I had one and it lost its shape within 2 months.
What you want is a physio quality foam roller. You can get one of the fancy ones with bumps on, but the smooth ones work just as well and are cheaper.
Take your pick: http://www.physiosupplies.com/exercise/foam-rollers.htmlPosted 4 years agoTango ManMember
Very painful after a long run but very goodPosted 4 years agozilog6128Subscriber
Knobbly ones are good, can be a bit frustrating at first as it takes a while to get used to shifting your weight around to be able to hit trigger points effectively.
I use a normal one as well as I find the rolling action works better on certain areas such as IT band.Posted 4 years agotmb467SubscriberpetemcdMember
As a long term foam roller user, I can tell you that a foam roller will improve your life. I’ve owned the solid foam ones, the Rumble Roller and the hollow Triggerpoint Grid roller.
But the Triggerpoint roller is the best overall and will last for ages. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ie/en/trigger-point-grid-foam-roller/rp-prod70385
The solid foam ones tend to go soft over time (like a cushion) and you’ll need to replace them sooner. They can be ok for the first while and they are a bit more gentle when you’re starting out. But as your muscles become less tacked down, and your roller gets softer, you’ll inevitably buy the Triggerpoint Grid roller anyway.
The rumble roller is nice to have as a second plan of attack to work out some particularly stubborn knots that you can’t get out with a smooth roller, but it’s not as versatile and I wouldn’t suggest it as an intro to foam rolling.
Have a look at mobility wod for some great ways to use them, as well as other life-changing mobility tricks http://www.mobilitywod.com
And there are more mobility (torture) devices on here: http://www.rogueeurope.eu/mobility-rehab.php (i’m a particular fan of the lacrosse balls and the voodoo floss — you have to try it to believe how good it is)Posted 4 years ago
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