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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartlin View Post
    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.
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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartlin View Post
    Thought this would be a valuable addition to this thread.

    http://www.athletestreatingathletes.com/
    I'm totally getting a tennis ball tomorrow.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukasz View Post
    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.
    Do you think we're gonna make it? / I don't know unless we try \ you could sit here scared to move / or we could take them by surprise

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    Quote Originally Posted by wens View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
    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?
    Do you think we're gonna make it? / I don't know unless we try \ you could sit here scared to move / or we could take them by surprise

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    Quote Originally Posted by wens View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wens View Post
    Is the large trigger point roller firmer than a normal foam roller?
    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
    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.

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    Wens so we are clear I'm talking about this


    Not this:


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
    Wens so we are clear I'm talking about this


    Not this:


    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.
    Do you think we're gonna make it? / I don't know unless we try \ you could sit here scared to move / or we could take them by surprise

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    My balls are too big to be used as good trigger point release tools.
    Putting the Duh in Floriduh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wens View Post
    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.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
    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?
    Do you think we're gonna make it? / I don't know unless we try \ you could sit here scared to move / or we could take them by surprise

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

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    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.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

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    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.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein

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


    I graduated from "The Stick" to "Tiger Tail" and let me tell you... its a whole lot better.
    Please remember that all statements unless quoted, are strictly my opinion of what happened. That there are as many opinions as there are spectators attending. I just choose to publish mine on this forum. And would NEVER intend to purposely hurt or discredit any other cyclist.... With that said... HTFU!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfrogge View Post
    I graduated from "The Stick" to "Tiger Tail" and let me tell you... its a whole lot better.
    How so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielS View Post
    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.

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    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.

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    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.
    Putting the Duh in Floriduh.

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

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    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.
    Putting the Duh in Floriduh.

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