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Old 01-18-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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Foam Rolling

I've just recently been getting into warming up with a foam roller, but I haven't done any research into proper technique / understanding how it works until now... this article really helped me. I was glad to know I had the right idea, but I didn't realize you should be stopping when it hurts and trying to use weight to work out the kinks.

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...r_for_10_bucks

Squatting today so I'll do the full warmup and see what kind of difference it makes.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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I roll out my lower back and legs all the time. Feelsgoodman.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:48 PM   #3
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i roll out before and after every lift. i wanna get myself the rumble roller
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:06 PM   #4
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i used it today... wow what a difference. felt "limber" and ready to squat.

rolling my IT bands was excruciating however, I wouldn't wish that pain on anyone. hopefully it gets better as I continue to use it
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:06 AM   #5
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i roll out before and after every lift. i wanna get myself the rumble roller
Same here! I generally roll before, during and after. It helps a lot, especially with soreness, flexibility, etc.
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While not big, I bet it's firm and can grind the sh1t out of a crank.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:35 AM   #6
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Foam rollers are excellent. Also invest in a plastic roller stick. When you have your muscles in a very relaxed position, especially your legs, this little tool is magnificent.

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Old 01-22-2013, 12:19 PM   #7
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Always see guys at the gym doing this, I'll give it a go next time I'm there.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:42 PM   #8
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Do you guys only roll your backs and legs? I have tension in upper back and shoulders but don't how know how to get to those areas. I have been rolling out back and legs after working out and it help alot. I'll try it before working out to see if it makes a difference.
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Do you guys only roll your backs and legs? I have tension in upper back and shoulders but don't how know how to get to those areas. I have been rolling out back and legs after working out and it help alot. I'll try it before working out to see if it makes a difference.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:44 PM   #10
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Do you guys only roll your backs and legs? I have tension in upper back and shoulders but don't how know how to get to those areas. I have been rolling out back and legs after working out and it help alot. I'll try it before working out to see if it makes a difference.
Buy a lacross ball and roll around on it. If its too hard do it on the bed so there is some give to it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:44 PM   #11
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Do you guys only roll your backs and legs? I have tension in upper back and shoulders but don't how know how to get to those areas. I have been rolling out back and legs after working out and it help alot. I'll try it before working out to see if it makes a difference.
I roll whatever is tight and/or is in need of increased ROM.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:49 PM   #12
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I see trainers at my new gym using some type of ball (was not lacross) on their shoulders. Would tennis balls work? I have plenty of those.

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I see trainers at my new gym using some type of ball (was not lacross) on their shoulders. Would tennis balls work? I have plenty of those.
not they would probably squash down. They are probably using a ball specific for this which is probably more expensive than a lacrosse ball.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:09 PM   #14
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I have used a tennis ball. It works too.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:11 PM   #15
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I see, no wonder the asshole did not let me try it. He said only members with personal training lessons have access to this equipment.

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Old 01-22-2013, 01:13 PM   #16
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Solly said it'll squash down. Tennis ball or no tennis ball? Maybe you can do my left shoulder, Solly does the right. lol

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Old 01-22-2013, 01:27 PM   #17
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Solly said it'll squash down. Tennis ball or no tennis ball? Maybe you can do my left shoulder, Solly does the right. lol
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:30 PM   #18
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Solly said it'll squash down. Tennis ball or no tennis ball? Maybe you can do my left shoulder, Solly does the right. lol
It has some give, but it's more than adequate.....especially for those hard to target places (..in between the scapula, etc.). The tennis ball is a more surgical tool for the lack of a better word. It is precise....sometimes TOO precise (..because the nature of its size). I like the tennis ball for certain things and a larger foam roller for other things. Both have their place.


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Old 01-22-2013, 04:05 PM   #19
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I used to stuff two tennis balls in a sock, and use it to roll out the knots in my back, on either side of my spine. Worked pretty damm good.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:33 PM   #20
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after some rolling in bjj i had some serious soreness in my shoulder/back area.....i decided to pick up one of these to help work out the kinks in my back...i hear it works wonders in breaking up lactic acid...here's hoping!
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