5 Advantages Of Foam Rollers


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“Foam rolling is one of the fastest ways to fire up the body to perform,” Husain says. Increasing the flow of blood to your muscles literally warms them up. Studies show foam rolling may also help increase range of motion and, unlike static stretching, it doesn’t negatively impact exercise performance when done before a workout. The Most Excellent Benefits of Foam Rolling 1. Foam rolling helps you bounce back faster after a tough workout..

For athletes who train daily the biggest battle 2. You will be less sore.. Soreness can be a game-wrecker when left unchecked. Delayed onset muscle soreness, a class-1 3. Reduces.

These are the 5 facts and fictions about the foam roller. Fact: Foam rolling helps with Tightness The foam roller works due to neurological tone reduction. When you add external pressure through muscle tissue, receptors in the peripheral and central nervous systems are stimulated which take the tension off of stiff and tight tissues. 5 Health Benefits of Foam Roller Exercises 1. Improved flexibility and increased joint range of motion.

For years, stretching was the standard method to decrease 2. Better circulation. Because blood carries oxygen throughout the body, good. What You Need to Consider for Being Overweight and Using a Foam Roller. One of the first things to consider is if there is a weight limit for the foam roller you are looking for.

You don’t want to use something you are too heavy for. Some foam rollers can hold over 500 pounds while some foam rollers have a lower 300-pound weight limit. Also, smooth foam rollers are typically less expensive than textured rollers.

Textured rollers: Mimicking the hands of a masseuse, ridges and knobs on a foam roller can provide more precisely targeted massage to work out knots in your muscles. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Foam Rollers Foam Rolling 101. When should I use a foam roller? This one’s easy—if you work out, you should be using a foam roller.

Your Foam Roller Guide. Now that you’ve got the basics down, it’s time to find the best fit for you. Foam rollers come Soft. Foam rollers are a great fitness rehab tool for helping relieve muscle soreness after intense workouts and improving your flexibility and range of motion. The best foam rollers keep.

One really nice things about the Foam Roller is that they are inexpensive, $5 and the tray is only $2. And another bonus is that they can give you a very smooth finish, just like if you are using a paint sprayer OK another plus, promise last one, they are easy. I’ve heard great things about foam rollers helping with deep tissue massage and knots you can get in your muscles from running.

I have resisted so far because they are pretty expensive, but, this weekend I had a REAL NEED. I didn’t work this hard to let my body stop me ONE WEEK before our race.

List of related literature:

I don’t have a foam roller.

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Foam rollers have

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The straight rollers are lighter and less expensive; they also turn easier when dealing with lightweight products.

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Or, if you’re like me and don’t have oodles of time to foam roll before and after a workout, you can spend ten to twenty minutes once or twice a week making sweet love to a foam roller.

“Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life” by Ben Greenfield
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by Ben Greenfield
Victory Belt Publishing, 2017

However, a foam roller can make a great, inexpensive tool for core stability work and balance challenges, especially in the supine and prone positions.

“Methods of Group Exercise Instruction” by Mary M. Yoke, Carol Armbruster
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by Mary M. Yoke, Carol Armbruster
Human Kinetics, 2019

For example, a roller gives you the freedom to smash and floss around tacked-down tissue; a barbell enables you to isolate pockets of knotted-up muscle by using the pressure wave and contract and relax techniques; and the Superfriend variation unglues more global stiffness than you can ever hope to unglue on your own.

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from Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance
by Kelly Starrett, Glen Cordoza
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Foam Rollers: It not only stretches muscles and tendons but also breaks down soft tissue adhesions and scar tissues.

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Random House Publishers India Pvt. Limited, 2013

Because these rollers are made of relatively soft material that can be scratched, liquid can be absorbed into the roller and warping can occur.

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The combination of the front-roller speed and the recovery from stretch of longest extend fibers gives the effect of material spewing out from the front rollers.

“Fundamentals of Spun Yarn Technology” by Carl A. Lawrence
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  • Instead of orb a lacrosse ball works wonders. I’m a ice hockey goalie you hips get tight this really is a game changer. I have a ball but the lacrosse ball is perfect size for feet and hips

  • Fringe sport peanut lacrosse balls great for wrists and between the sides of the spine! My foam roller I paid $10 from Ebay and came with a lacrosse ball and a spikey peanut dog toy!

  • And what is your opinion about this one https://www.physioroom.com/product/PhysioRoom_Elite_Dual_Density_Foam_Roller_15_x_45cm/3385/39382.html

  • Have tried the hard knobbly type and not for me. I’m 60 and this type of roller is much to aggressive and bruising for me,so steer clear of them!


  • Hi! You can buy PVC mobility rollers here, with multiple sizes available: http://www.pvcmobility.com

    Use code YOUTUBEPTV10 for 10% off your order through 12/31/18

    These would make a great gift too! Free shipping anywhere in the U.S.

  • What about other types of roller products? For example “trigger point” foam roller. Some of the shorter foam rollers to target smaller areas. Who actually originated the idea of foam rollers? Thanks for all of your great information.

  • I was very reluctant to purchase the Hyperice Vyper (because I’m a tight wad that’s why I like RIZKNOWS)..but it’s worth every penny for me. I never used to like to foam roll but now I feel it is more effective in “myofascial release”. I use it every day before and after workouts and it has made a huge difference in my muscle pliability and overall flexibility. People will spend $1000 for a smartphone, but not on something for their fitness and health.. There are cheaper alternatives out there, but I’m not sure how well they work. I thought you weren’t supposed to roll in the lumbar region but I guess you can do either side of the spine.

  • Really great video. Put your Amazon Link in for the United States so you can get paid on that from Amazon. Right now all I see are your UK links

  • Thanks for the video. Very helpful. I’ve increased my workouts per week and have been thinking about using a roller to help recovery but didn’t know where to start; I do now. Thanks!

  • I have the Rumble roller original. A serious remedial every time I use it. A very good investment at 99.99AUD on ebay for the 90cm.

  • I actually have The Stick, and I use it every night. I’ve been really happy with it. It really helps loosen up my muscles after a hard run.

  • You guys are a great combo of advice and entertainment. Would this help a case of peroneal tendinitis been over a year and no improvement. Doc seems to think coming from my back but I have pain lateral leg ankle. Thanks.

  • Hey Jeff, I have followed RIZKNOWS for some time now. Love the content and I roll on my foam roller almost daily regardless of working out. I agree helps soooooo much with mobility and flexibility. You guys have a great “www”, my only suggestion is “please” have you considered expand you top 100 deals to other countries? I live in Australia and would love some of the deals you guys find.

  • I get really tight IT bands and do foam rolling to help loosen them. I have the RumbleRoller and IntelliRoll. Have you heard of them? My favorite is the RumbleRoller because it gives me a deep tissue massage. But it can bring me to tears when working on my IT bands.

  • I foam roll before I run sometimes, I actually find it pretty helpful. I have one of the sticks that you use your arms to push on your muscles with and it has soft spikes that dig in and I really like it.

  • Hi. I went to your storefront but only found the standard density foam roller. Would have loved to support you by purchasing the soft one through your store. Just a suggestion… Thanks for what you do guys:)

  • I am an athletic trainer and I agree that foam rolling is important IF you pair it with stretching. They are best together. There really is not a difference in the different foam rollers. Amazon basic one will do the trick. If you are a real risk taker use a PVC pipe. That will hurt so good!

  • I don’t Foam roll as of right now but after this video i am will to try it. I might get a amazon roller before i jump up to the other more expensive roller. Great Video!!!

  • Just discovered foam rollers… I am a swimmer, and 68 years old… What I want, and I may have to make for myself, is a wall mounted one that I can lean into. Think Baloo in Disney’s Jungle book. Some parts of the body are easy to roll, some aren’t, or to get enough pressure, you need both hands, which isn’t always practical…. Does any one else think like me on this???

  • I have never foam rolled, but Jeremy Scott Fitness is scaring me into trying it much like Amelia scared you.

    Also, love the shirt.

    Third, there was a collapsible foam roller called The Morph on Shark Tank that would be good for storage and travel. May be worth looking into.

  • Your review was very helpful thank you! One constructive criticism, I think if you speak just a little faster you’ll engage more viewers quicker. Great, great info bro! Thank you very much man! Cheers!

    * sorry I think I wasn’t that nice. I just modded my post, trying to be better and spread better energy.

  • Flexing the foot tightens the calf muscles. It is best to relax the foot, relaxing the calf, while using roller on already tight calves.

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  • People you do nit need foam rollers. Its the stupid training and food we are doing. You think the Military and Seals and Marines and Athletes used rollers in 1900,s and later decades??? Its the sodium you eat and the stupid training in Gym that does not allow the flow of blood and oxygen and hence these knots and fatigue. Go clean. Morning oats 1 cup with water and honey. I green juice with Ginger and turmeric added. Lunch CLEAN CHicken or fish and protein shake. Dinner fish or chicken and some carrots and brocchlli. 1 Gallon of water a day. And you will be lean and fit. Also dont waste time. 25 push ups a day. 25 squats and 25 crunces a day. enjoy

  • Does your weight have any influence on which density you need? I have never used one but thought at 275 lbs I would need the high density to stand up to my weight. I could be wrong??

  • I never foam roll, but definitely will try it. Some of my running buddy use it and recommend it. Thx or the review. Anyway, where’s kate? ��

  • “i gotta be honest with u Bob…” when people say this i get the impression they are usually not? so they r going out of their way to ensure us they are:)

  • Have you heard of a rollga foam roller? There doesn’t seem to be a lot of videos on them other than their own with 0 comments, which makes me sceptical.

  • I could never use the foam rollers at my PT. I ordered the soft one and success. I ended up gifting my PT one so I could use it at my appointment. Thank you both for this video. I’m extremely grateful.

  • which is the best for herniated l5-s1 disc, to promote healing. i’m in the recovery phase, and pain is mainly limited to upper buttock/sacrum, and am doing the postures, stretches and poses to promote healing, but heard rollers can speed up disc healing. which is best for that?

  • Hi guys. I’m loving the videos. Been watching all kinds the past few days and learning a lot. A question: I just got a foam roller and have been watching your videos before
    diving in since I have back problems and want to do it right. I have been noticing that, in the few of your foam rolling videos I watched, when demonstrating using a roller on the back, you don’t roll over the lower back. Is that by design? In other words, is that a no no?

  • I don’t foam roll but maybe I should give it a try to help ease up some of my tense hip area since I sit a large part of the day at work. Very informative video. Thanks.

  • The idea is great, yes.
    I am not a physiotherapist but foam rolling is all about hit the right spots, not just rolling for the sake of it, especially allowing to roll on the lower back. That’s a no no to me..!

  • the hyperice vyper 1 is $261 on amazon and the vyperice 2 is $200…can you help me understand why? what do you think of the trigger point grid vibe?

  • Thank you for making this video. As a runner, I am looking into getting either the firm rumble roller or the gator. Which one do you think is best to work on IT band, hamstring and calf tightness, and soreness? Thank you for your time.

  • Interesting. I should probably try lying on one lengthwise. Since foam rollers generally are quite expensive, one can find many online videos for making your own-not sure if these would be as effective or safe. I also see “bumpy” rollers a lot in discount stores-are they used differently than the smooth ones?

  • AWESOME! Thank you guys. Imma get me some foam rollers. i do the posture thing with rolled up pillows. I’m glad to know I’m on the right track.

  • You refer to the IT Band as the TFL. I know it as the ITB the long convective tissue band from the hip to the knee. Isn’t the TFL the muscle you drew at the top of the leg on the anterior side? Thanks! I enjoy your videos! Thanks!

  • I just ordered the OPTP soft density on Amazon. Can’t wait to give it a try on my IT band. I have been using the OPTP hard density roller on my IT band and Oy!!! Ouch city!!! Thanks for bringing the soft density roller to my attention. I will report back.:)

  • i have that thing at home..never know how to use it..i didn’t liked it..
    i rather use my hands rub my calves?
    i try to do this on my shoulder blades area..
    i can’t move like that..

  • It’s a great thing you don’t really smile in this video otherwise my heart would have probably melted and I couldn’t have heard anything you said:) But I reckon you probably have a killer smile 😉

  • Hello I have a question if u see this. I have been looking for a foam roller with big firm spikes atleast 1-2 inches long. I have one at my mma gym but I cant find it online anywhere.

  • I’m so happy I watched your video until the end, cause I wanted something for my hamstrings and your recommendation on massage ball answered my question. Thank you.

  • you forgot to mention the biggest difference between all of them is a freaking colors!! when you say ” I believe it for this and that” it means you dont know shit about it and read the fucking box!!! thanks for nothing

  • Thanks 4 this video very informative, looking to invest in a decent roller after blowing out my lower back after attempting 200kg on the deadlift. Do ryou recommend foam rolling for my injured lower back pls?

  • I have a question, love foam rolling, helping greatly with my legs, but when I roll I find my self, sweating profusely, so is this normal. Done around 10 different rolling exercises for around, 3 min’s per exercise

  • I am kicking myself right now. One of my guests left one of those noodles behind and I had no idea what it was, so I put it in the bin. KICK KICK KICK.

  • Excellent review, I too have used most of the rollers covered and confirm and agree with your results. For serious deep tissue work the rumbleroller is the way to go. Supplementing it with various sizes of smaller massage balls fill in its few gaps as you pointed out. Well done sir.

  • And what is your opinion about this one https://www.physioroom.com/product/PhysioRoom_Elite_Dual_Density_Foam_Roller_15_x_45cm/3385/39382.html

  • Gator green is the way to go as an upgrade from the perfect/namebrand/blue. Someone needs to post more exercises, shame really. Massage balls saved my hand after a massive bite. Perhaps it will rehab my legs from my half-marathon hiatus. Atrophy, joy.

  • YES!! Foam rolling has been a huge help in me recovery. I do it about three times a week. Getting your IT band might be the most painful thing but so worth it

  • I bought The Grid about 6 years ago. Still like a new. No signs of wearing. I am using it about 5 times a week. One of the best buy I ever made with fitness equipment. I am now looking for The Grid X, cause I do not feel the massage so deep anymore with The Grid, I got used to it.

  • I use a solid massage ball for getting deep tissue work I lift weights 4 times a week and I’m curious how often I can do deep tissue with the ball at home what’s to much also what’s to much stretching

  • Great advice!  The problem with some foam rollers that I have used is that they are made of cheap expanded polystyrene (like high density beer cooler foam) as opposed to foam rubber so they are very slippery.  For $200 you think they could use higher quality materials on the HyperIce Vyper.  Can you review under $100 foam roller or is it just better to bite the bullet and get the Vyper? Either way I need to roll!

  • Thank you so much for this video! I just ordered the soft roller from OPTP. Your video was so helpful and it made me decide to order the soft one. I have a hard one and I can’t even use it I am in my 60’s and very sensitive. Love all your video’s. Wish you lived by me!

  • When it comes to the color spectrum: green and red are compatible, so next time please remember to wear a green shirt! I ordered a big foam roller by the physic therapist here in the Netherlands years ago which was kind of expensive and I see that I have to use it more…

  • I’ve been in so much pain this morning (after a week of suffering with what I think is probably sciatica). My pain started across my lower back but is now quite concentrated in my hip, groin, and upper thigh area. I tried this and the relief I feel after 5 minutes is amazing. I usually roll but it has made the pain worse short term…. just switching the method to holding in place on soft tissue really made a big difference in releasing the tension and pain. Thank you!

  • i bought one today. Never had a foam roller and i knew it comes in difficult densities but im a macho man, so i took the hardest one i found… BAD CHOICE. feels like im rolling my back on a damn brick lol

  • Great reviews ������ check my new foam roller wheels invention. Working on licensing. I’ll try to get you a set 2 review later �� you gotta try my new calf stretch sitting in a chair using the opposite leg in cross leg position to push the roller forward with 1 leg on top to pull your leg fwd. hyper ice is dope

  • Great idea. I didn’t have a pvc pipe but I had an old wooden mop handle in my closet
    (I save everything!:) that was 1 inch thick and put the handle inside the noodle and cut it to size and it worked great too.

  • Appreciate video content! Apologies for butting in, I would appreciate your thoughts. Have you ever tried Parlandealey Leaving Pain Process (Sure I saw it on Google)? It is an awesome one of a kind product for learning how to cure Sciatica without the hard work. Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my mate after many years got excellent results with it.

  • very good video. just a side note it may help if well talking to each other try lookin at the camera more(since you are more less talking to the viewers) but once again i enjoyed the video and really all videos i seen��

  • I foam roll before and after a workout. It really helps my lower back from tightening up. The roller I use is the Rumble Roller in black that has protruding nubs. Costs about $70.

  • hi…i want to ask.can pec injury(cause shoulder forward)be the cause of forearm pain?i have tingling in my arm and my range is shortened.also i have back pain because one shoulder is more forqard than the other (due to injury and scar i think)both shoulders arent perfect and i can find trigger ppints in my pec.if i work these trigger points will all pain stop? in my back shoulder arm etc..?please answer(also have fingers pain)

  • Hello Doctors..God bless you.. could you please tell me that how long does it takes for symptoms of straight neck and cervical bulge disc to completely go away. Thanks:-)

  • Great video. I use two diff size balls to get kinks out of my back, buttocks, hamstrings, carpal tunnel area. For example, a smooth hand ball or tennis type ball, a small ball from the Jack’s game set, etc. Has made all the difference. I keep them together in a ziploc bag.

  • I don’t have pain in my back. I’m 62. All of my life I just don’t feel good. The medical dr. says there is nothing wrong.
    A few years ago, I was going to a chiropractor. He was adjusting, lifting the ligament (toward the back) at my hip joint. He unlocked something. My leg came alive, my brain came alive, I started feeling good for the first time in my life. And for 3 days I finally knew what people were talking about when they said, “I feel good today!”
    I was so excited! I went back to the chiropractor to tell him, thinking he would understand and know how to treat me from them on. He just glared a blank glare at me, had me lay face down, then used a hydrolic manipulator on that triangle like he was nailing on a shingle. It made me feel terrible with an awful headache. I tried to explain what he did that made me feel so much better. He seemed so clueless as to what I was saying and never made it happen again.
    I started going to another chiropractor. After several months of maintenance treatments, he twisted on my hips, and it opened up again.
    I was so excited!!! I told him what happened! I was instantly starting to feel great again. He said, “Great! Lay back down and let me do one more thing.” I thought he knew what to do. He immediately got his hand held manipulator which he never used, and hammered down that triangle bone again!!!
    The great feeling lasted about 30 seconds that time. He never could again comprehend how to unpinch that nerve or vein. I stopped going to him too.
    What is going on?
    Is there some exercise that will unpinch it again?

  • First I would like to say I love your videos. I have a question for you both I have been taking therapy for my lower back for a few weeks now. They say my muscles are weak in my lower back and ever since taking therapy and doing the exercises twice a day my back now hurts worse then ever and my hands ad feet tingle a lot now as well as my ribs have been hurting bad and ever day I get headaches now as well. My doctor says it’s just my body adjusting but I think it’s getting much worse. I do have arthritis in my back. Is this therapy doing more harm or should I just keep battling thru the pain that is getting worse for now and it will get better.

  • hey Bob and Brad my name’s Andrew, I just need some tips on my lower back it’s been killing me! I do a lot of picking up because I deal with lots of kids who makes messes. Anyways I was just wondering if I could get tips on readjusting my lower back or if it would heal by itself.