Foam roller/rumble roller/cheap other

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eeksll
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Foam roller/rumble roller/cheap other

Postby eeksll » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:38 pm

Hello people,

had a nasty recurrence of ITB lately. My normal blue foam roller doesnt seem to get into the spot like a massage ball that I use. But the massage ball is bit slow to work up and down my itb as I don't roll on it I kinda just place it and gradually add weight.

Had a bit of a google and a review I read suggested that the rumble roller doesn't seem to be any better than a normal roller.

So wondering if anyone has used both and can give any opinions on the above statement?

also I have found cheap ones here has anyone tried the cheaper ones? are they the same? The brand name ones runs $60-80 :shock:

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Re: Foam roller/rumble roller/cheap other

Postby skull » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:51 pm

They just have PVC pipes cut to length at my gym, it works the same as my foam roller at home.

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Re: Foam roller/rumble roller/cheap other

Postby WarbyD » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:35 pm

"The stick" (can be DIY'd easily too) is good for putting some serious pressure on trouble spots too, although it is a bit of a nuisance to use (without help) on anything other than legs

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Re: Foam roller/rumble roller/cheap other

Postby Leaf T » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:25 pm

I do a standing stretch while leaning against the wall, something like below. I do this for day to day flexibility but initially started it because of a knee problem I had. It works for me.
http://runnersconnect.net/running-injury-prevention/it-band-injury-runners-stretches-exercies-treatments/
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Re: Foam roller/rumble roller/cheap other

Postby Farmer Elvis » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:59 pm

also I have found cheap ones here has anyone tried the cheaper ones? are they the same? The brand name ones runs $60-80
Looks ok but you wouldn't know unless you buy one.

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Re: Foam roller/rumble roller/cheap other

Postby Calvin27 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:05 pm

Bought a cheap and expensive one.

Differences are:
- Cheap one is softer
- Cheap one is smaller in diameter which also makes it less painful
- Cheap one has deformed already

I am now using PVC pipe for maximum pain.
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Re: Foam roller/rumble roller/cheap other

Postby Grev » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:45 pm

Check out Clark Rubber for value for money.

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Re: Foam roller/rumble roller/cheap other

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:19 pm

U could try on of these suckers of eBay?

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Re: Foam roller/rumble roller/cheap other

Postby g-boaf » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:41 pm

I have both - they each work well enough. But the rumble roller is more effective. Hurts more too - but that's to be expected.

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