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    Foam rollers?

    I first thought foam rollers were just some marketing crap, but I have to say, they are the real deal. Since mixing in more running this year, my legs have felt heavy and my calves were noticeably sore all the time. My wife suggested a foam roller.

    After playing with a couple of soft ones, I stepped up and bought the medieval version -- the rumble roller

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    This thing rocks...or rolls as it would have it. Anybody else discovered these yet?
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    Whaddya do, roll it around on yer legs?
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    Ribbed for his or her pleasure?

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    is that some sort of torture device
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    I thought it was some new bad ass tread design for the fat bike.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Why did you only show the shaft in your pic? I wanna see the head on that thing!

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    looks like a good mud tire!

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    The black ones hit deep...painstick from hell but Hnnnnnnng.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    The black ones hit deep...painstick from hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    The black ones hit deep...painstick from hell.
    Holy crappers Judy did you really just say that.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Rumble rollers come in black or blue... the blue ones are softer
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    That's racist

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    Sweet Jesus, that looks horrible. May God have mercy on your tortured soul.

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    I've used that one. It's frikkin' way too brutal. My fat pool noodle type wasn't cuttin' it anymore because I'm huge and now have the strength of 10 men so I just bought the Trigger Point roller that was profiled here a couple-a-few weeks ago.


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    Surely it's not the size of the roller that counts but the magic that comes out of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    The black ones hit deep...painstick from hell but Hnnnnnnng.
    Well, hmf, that's the last time I take the high road.
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    Foam rollers?

    you people can't be left alone for a night
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    I dont get it, We're not painting a room?
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    I have trouble on regular rollers. Foam rollers with bumpy jaggedy stuff sounds really hard.

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    Hey, anyone know how hard the Grid 2.0 is in comparison to the black pool noodle? I need to replace the pool noodle...it's breaking down...wet noodle

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    There seems to be a lot of confusion in this thread. Perhaps an instructional video is in order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Hey, anyone know how hard the Grid 2.0 is in comparison to the black pool noodle? I need to replace the pool noodle...it's breaking down...wet noodle
    My noodle is pretty hard (that's what she said), but I like the Grid rollers which we have at my gym. Similar hardness I would say, maybe a little less forgiving and a different feel. Softer outer layer, then solid. Also, not smooth but not too bumpy. I use them mainly for neck and upper back massage and they work wonders for me.
    That rumble roller is way too knobby for neck and back work IMO.

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    i think you've just found a wellness instructor for the oc

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    you people can't be left alone for a night
    I was wondering where you went.
    A bit more patrolling of this thread on your part is apparently in order.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I was wondering where you went.
    A bit more patrolling of this thread on your part is apparently in order.
    Indeed. Although in this case, I don't think much can help.

    As for the rumbler roller, I can use it just fine on my neck and back, but I'm using a lacrosse balls for that purpose. Perhaps that is a topic for another thread.
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    too much hippy dippy granola yoga roller for me... /out
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    too much hippy dippy granola yoga roller for me... /out
    Granola eating women into yoga doing foam roller techniques on the floor while wearing workout clothes is not a bad sight. Just saying. Pictures, of course, are NSFMTBR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Granola eating women into yoga doing foam roller techniques on the floor while wearing workout clothes is not a bad sight. Just saying. Pictures, of course, are NSFMTBR.
    I had no idea there was naked yoga. eeeeeewioidfjalkdf.

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    Foam rollers?

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    I had no idea there was naked yoga. eeeeeewioidfjalkdf.
    Of course there is naked yoga. But, I wasn't talking about naked yoga. Your mind was just in the gutter.
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    Lulz...

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    Foam rollers?

    But where do you carry your PB&amp;J sammach?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    But where do you carry your PB&J sammach?
    Why would you even bring that question up?!?!?

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    I use a Triggerpoint Grid roller, the small/travel one I think? I don't travel with it, but it was cheaper than the standard one. Works great. Gets all the hurt out after a hard ride, and I feel less fatigued later in the day too.
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    I use a Triggerpoint Grid roller, the small/travel one I think? I don't travel with it, but it was cheaper than the standard one. Works great. Gets all the hurt out after a hard ride, and I feel less fatigued later in the day too.
    This has been my experience. I have had a "stick" for years but it was hard to apply enough pressure to areas beyond the calves and even then it was more of a workout than I cared to do. Using body weight against the roller has been golden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    This has been my experience. I have had a "stick" for years but it was hard to apply enough pressure to areas beyond the calves and even then it was more of a workout than I cared to do. Using body weight against the roller has been golden.
    Yeah, I have the stick too. It works well if you can apply enough pressure, but the roller works so much better. Probably the only advantage that the stick has is that it requires less floor space to use.
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    Foam rollers?

    Seriously peeps. Foam rollers are the SHIZNITS! They're a massage therapist in a tube. An old bike biz boss racer turned sports therapist friend of mine turned me onto the early smooth bore version of them about 10 yrs ago and they're really incredibly effective. Get off the couch and onto the rug with one of those while you're watching the boob tube, rolling them under your hamstrings, in a side plank under your lumbar, hips, or ACL....they've turned back the clock and saved me a bunch of $90 therapist sessions over the years.
    ....being a fan of sophomoric genetalia references, I tried to lob as many softballs up there for you guys as I could, even though the foam roll is legit.

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    Maybe I ought to be taking this thread a little more seriously?

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    Foam rollers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bro View Post
    I use a Triggerpoint Grid roller, the small/travel one I think? I don't travel with it, but it was cheaper than the standard one. Works great. Gets all the hurt out after a hard ride, and I feel less fatigued later in the day too.
    I bought the 13 or 14" orange one. The noodle roller I had was 36" when I bought it. I cut it to 24" and used the small piece to cut a 6" roller to isolate my spine. Even at 24", it's bigger than necessary and and the new Triggerpoint in that size is perfect....and cheaper, too. I bought mine through Amazon for $34 delivered, IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Yes. Yes you should.















    (Strava is pretty cool too)
    Haa haa..strava.

    Is there an instructional video you can share because I am clueless about this whole thing. For all I know, it may be the missing link that would complete my life circle and bring absolute balance to my inner being.

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    I used the Rumble Roller this evening after my crossfit workout... it is a big improvement over the PVC pipe. Works wonders
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    I've been using a rolling pin, maybe I'll give the foam roller a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
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    I use a regular one, 6" in diameter, for my IT bands. That's plenty of pressure, don't need knobs for that.

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