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    The stick

    Last winter when on an annual ski trip there was a young guy in our group who brought along a thing called "the stick". http://www.thestick.net/

    It is basically a muscle massager. I used it on the trip - every morning and evening, I was able to ski the bumps all day and go at it again the next day where as years past my muscles were shot after two days. I have been using it before and after rides this spring and it is working well for me. I don't have nearly the stiffness and I warm up faster. Again - I am using it in the morning before I go out and at night before bed. Not very expensive (I got it through amazon.com) and seems to help roll out those muscles.
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    I bought one to loosen up sore calves, tight ITB band, etc., after running. It gives you a nice massage. The one I've got is about 2.5' long, but you can get other sizes and stiffnesses.

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    That looks interesting. I currently use several different wooden roller thingies to work on various muscles.
    When my kids were very little I would get them to walk on my back. Oooo..that felt good.

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    I use the foam roller. http://www.performbetter.com/SearchR...tegoryID_E_235

    I started doing this about a year ago. We have them at our gym and I do a set after cycling. It is unclear to me how much it helps. I will say that I can put my full weight on the "hard" version of the foam roller and it may hurt a little. When I started, It hurt like hell to put any weight on the roller. With this device, you use your body weight to control intensity.

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    I have not tried anything with a hard core - although I used a rolling pin (wooden) type massager on my wife when she was in labor (it scored me big points). The stick has a flexible core which seems to provide a more constant pressure as it goes over the contours of your muscles. I bought the Marathon version and like it - as I said, I have been using it in the AM when I wake up, before a ride and then later in the day - usually in the evenings. It's nice because I just slip it under the bed and grab it/use it before I head out.
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