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Old 01-26-11, 07:23 PM   #76
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-14-12, 09:35 AM   #78
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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????
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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.
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The rumble roller looks like something used to coerce a confession
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I'd say french tickler, but would probably get an infraction.
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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.
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I had one and sold it. I didn't think it worked that well and was kinda hard to maneuver.
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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.
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I love the grid (used it last night and tonight), and when I want to induce tears, I break out the Trigger Point roller.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Old 01-16-12, 08:31 AM   #91
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I recently got this gizmo from Amazon.


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.
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Trainer block?
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been there, done that. got the wet willie.
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You doing Movember or something, Gary?
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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.
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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.

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