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Creatre 01-26-11 07:23 PM

I use the foam roller after every ride, that way I'm nice and warm and the muscles need a stretch! Since I've been using it, it not only cured problems I had at the time, but I haven't had any since. I used to get a different leg/knee problem every few weeks. I may try one of the other ones in this thread now that mine is getting a bit soft.

gsteinb 01-14-12 09:08 AM

Tony Horten (P90X) has gotten into using the foam roller. P90X2 uses it extensively in warm up and cool downs. There's also a recovery and mobility workout (60 minutes) that's really quite good.

wens 01-14-12 09:35 AM

I'm not a big fan of p90x. Haven't seen x2, but if it's like teh first one it's way too long on isolation exercises for my taste. I thought the core synergistics one was pretty good, but other than that i didn't like them.

kensuf 01-14-12 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by gsteinb (Post 13718724)
Tony Horten (P90X) has gotten into using the foam roller. P90X2 uses it extensively in warm up and cool downs. There's also a recovery and mobility workout (60 minutes) that's really quite good.

Just a regular cheap one, or is he going for a trigger point? I swear that one is friggin' gold.

gsteinb 01-14-12 04:36 PM

he personally uses the rumble roller. others in the video use the high density plain black one. I just ordered a cheapy 1 foot black one to take on vacation.

teetopkram 01-14-12 09:18 PM

My high density red foam roller (the basic spongy type material) has gotten all soft and mushy. Recommendations for a new and/or better one????

kensuf 01-15-12 11:58 AM

http://tptherapy.com/shop/smrt-core-.../the-grid.html

EDR (remember him?) turned me onto these before he split this place. After 18 months of pretty solid use, it's still going strong.

gsteinb 01-15-12 12:35 PM

The rumble roller looks like something used to coerce a confession

kensuf 01-15-12 02:07 PM

I'd say french tickler, but would probably get an infraction.

Hartlin 01-15-12 02:40 PM

I know this is a bit off topic, this being THE Foam Roller Thread and all, but do any of you use those sticks? I like my roller for my IT, quads and hammys, but I feel the stick would work better on the calves, and more specific spots.

gsteinb 01-15-12 02:42 PM

I had one and sold it. I didn't think it worked that well and was kinda hard to maneuver.

merlinextraligh 01-15-12 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo (Post 11929094)
Every night before bed...IT band/quads, hamstrings and piriformas. Two days a week I do the same muscles using the trigger point system, which makes the foam roller feel like a feather brushing against my skin. Results are looser and more flexible muscles.

Who the hell are you?:rolleyes:

Nate552 01-15-12 05:48 PM

I love the grid (used it last night and tonight), and when I want to induce tears, I break out the Trigger Point roller.

wens 01-15-12 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Hartlin (Post 13723312)
I know this is a bit off topic, this being THE Foam Roller Thread and all, but do any of you use those sticks? I like my roller for my IT, quads and hammys, but I feel the stick would work better on the calves, and more specific spots.

I like the stick for a few spots i have a hard time getting w/ the foam roller. Inner thighs come to mind.
^Yes, I know that's a hanging curve.

Out-The-Back 01-16-12 03:38 AM

I use the grid a lot, pre and post workout but also use the other rollers (footballer and quadballer) for more pinpointed stretching/massaging. When I was at Interbike I talked to the TP people and told them about issues I was having with forefoot pain. They recommended this exercise
http://tptherapy.com/images/release-...ase-soleus.jpg with the footballer
to stretch the soleus and it's helped a lot. However I also have very poor dorsiflexion. As for the inner thigh somebody mentioned...I saw a picture where they were using the quadballer for that (I can't find it now) although I don't personally do that exercise and will now give it a try, I hit virtually every other muscle in the legs, glutes, and lower back.

Creakyknees 01-16-12 08:31 AM

I recently got this gizmo from Amazon.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002C8LMAK

I'm still getting used to it, but it's great for working out individual muscles / vertebrae, slowly, one at a time.

kensuf 01-16-12 08:46 AM

Trainer block?

gsteinb 04-05-12 06:57 AM

http://thebodymechanic.ca/2012/03/17...-is-not-tight/

gsteinb 11-24-13 12:07 PM

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hpho...67198941_n.jpg

kensuf 11-24-13 12:27 PM

been there, done that. got the wet willie.

Jandro 11-24-13 01:20 PM

You doing Movember or something, Gary?

gsteinb 11-24-13 01:23 PM

No, I'm old enough to predate such silly things. I usually grow some sort of facial hair over the winter. I kept a long scraggly goatee last year until it started to warm up.

Racer Ex 11-24-13 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by gsteinb (Post 16274009)

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/...ps404929cd.jpg

Jandro 11-24-13 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by gsteinb (Post 16274199)
No, I'm old enough to predate such silly things. I usually grow some sort of facial hair over the winter. I kept a long scraggly goatee last year until it started to warm up.

Face warmer, got it.

Earlier this week a woman in my office asked me if I grew my beard for Movember. I gave her a blank stare and said, "No." I don't think she believed me.

gsteinb 11-24-13 02:48 PM

"yes, all of this in a month. If I let myself go imagine the possibilities."


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