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kensuf 12-14-10 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hartlin (Post 11931507)
Thought this would be a valuable addition to this thread.

http://www.athletestreatingathletes.com/

They just finised doing an entire series on self massage with the foam rollers and other tools, it's all broken down into muscle groups. They've also just started a series on stretching, which will be broken down into muscle groups as well. Write ups, pictures, video, etc.

I'm in no way affliated with them, but the information is valuable.

Gold.

pelikan 12-14-10 11:35 AM

I foam roll whenever I feel the need, but I have found like that during the season to remember that some extra recovery is needed if I really go at it with the foam roller. Not unlike a deep tissue massage.

http://www.athletestreatingathletes.com/ is great, thanks!

lukasz 12-15-10 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hartlin (Post 11931507)
Thought this would be a valuable addition to this thread.

http://www.athletestreatingathletes.com/

I'm totally getting a tennis ball tomorrow.

Aerodee80 12-16-10 12:36 AM

I now use PVC pipe after deforming my foam roller.. My chiropractor has recommended it to me to fix my back problems and stiff hammies.

wens 12-16-10 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by lukasz (Post 11940532)
I'm totally getting a tennis ball tomorrow.

Graduate to a lacrosse ball if you want a whole new world of pain. Slightly smaller diameter and a lot harder. Hurts so good.

El Diablo Rojo 12-16-10 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wens (Post 11943144)
Graduate to a lacrosse ball if you want a whole new world of pain. Slightly smaller diameter and a lot harder. Hurts so good.

The ball that comes with the Trigger Point system is similar to that.

wens 12-16-10 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo (Post 11943161)
The ball that comes with the Trigger Point system is similar to that.

Is the large trigger point roller firmer than a normal foam roller?

El Diablo Rojo 12-16-10 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wens (Post 11943258)
Is the large trigger point roller firmer than a normal foam roller?

By magnitudes. It's my go to for my hard core sessions...usually once a week.

aham23 12-16-10 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wens (Post 11943258)
Is the large trigger point roller firmer than a normal foam roller?

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo (Post 11943272)
By magnitudes. It's my go to for my hard core sessions...usually once a week.

yes. better for working things out and makes it last longer. later.

El Diablo Rojo 12-16-10 01:28 PM

Wens so we are clear I'm talking about this
http://trigear.co.uk/wp-content/uplo...r1-126x300.jpg

Not this:
http://togabikes.com/merchant/159/im.../TPT-GRD-2.jpg

I'm getting one of these from Santa Wife for Christmas..so I can review it after the 25th.

wens 12-16-10 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo (Post 11943381)
Wens so we are clear I'm talking about this
http://trigear.co.uk/wp-content/uplo...r1-126x300.jpg

Not this:
http://togabikes.com/merchant/159/im.../TPT-GRD-2.jpg

I'm getting one of these from Santa Wife for Christmas..so I can review it after the 25th.

2nd image isn't there, but I assume you're talking about the orange/black ones.

kensuf 12-16-10 03:19 PM

My balls are too big to be used as good trigger point release tools.

El Diablo Rojo 12-16-10 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wens (Post 11943817)
2nd image isn't there, but I assume you're talking about the orange/black ones.

Weird..I can see it in your quote...yeah the orange and black ones.

El Diablo Rojo 12-16-10 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kensuf (Post 11943887)
My balls are too big to be used as good trigger point release tools.


wens 12-18-10 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo (Post 11943979)
Weird..I can see it in your quote...yeah the orange and black ones.

I don't see it either place. Probably need a cookie or something like that to see them?

jfmckenna 12-20-10 10:00 AM

I have one but find it too awkward to use. I like 'The Stick' better.

http://www.protherapysupplies.com/co...40&resizew=240

Hermes 12-20-10 10:07 AM

At the gym last night, I saw one of the trainers (also a cyclist) with a softball on the mat under each calf with his full weight on them. He then put both of them under his lower back. I told him that was just wrong. He said, when black foam rollers are not quite enough.

Hermes 12-30-10 01:22 PM

I am in SoCal and went to a new gym. They had the blue foam rollers (softer than black) and 4 inch schedule 40 plastic pipe. I tried the plastic pipe and it was just nasty. The difference on my IT bands was with the blue roller and all my weight on my IB band it felt fine. On the pipe, there was a sore spot.

wfrogge 12-30-10 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jfmckenna (Post 11958481)
I have one but find it too awkward to use. I like 'The Stick' better.

http://www.protherapysupplies.com/co...40&resizew=240


I graduated from "The Stick" to "Tiger Tail" and let me tell you... its a whole lot better.

El Diablo Rojo 12-30-10 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wfrogge (Post 12003459)
I graduated from "The Stick" to "Tiger Tail" and let me tell you... its a whole lot better.

How so?

utefan001 12-30-10 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanielS (Post 11930150)
I try to use mine daily, mainly for ITB release. This started after having some knee pain at the beginning of this year which my physio put down to tight ITBs and delayed VMO activation (on of the quad muscles not 'activating' enough). The use of the roller (along with a few painful massage sessions) has really helped and my knee is quite pain free. If I don't use the roller frequently I start to notice it a bit.

I also had knee pain for years because of tight ITBs. Stretching helped, Foam roller helped. But the thing that put the problem behind me 8 weeks ago was.....power cranks. Who knows if power cranks are going to make me faster, but I credit them with taking my knee pain away.

El Diablo Rojo 12-30-10 01:50 PM

Before you credit the Power Cranks unique pedaling motion check the diference in Q factor between the PC's and your old cranks..your answer may be found there.

kensuf 12-30-10 02:17 PM

Bumping threads to shill snake oil is wrong.

Back on-topic.. I upgraded to a trigger point grid roller (orange foam) for Christmas. It is great.

ninjump 12-30-10 03:58 PM

any place to get those on the cheap? EMS would skin you alive...

kensuf 12-30-10 04:33 PM

The Grid? My local running store sells them and gave me 20% discount. Still, even at the MSRP of $39, they'll pay for itself in no time if it holds up as long as they claim it will.


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