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Foam Roller

Postby Discwrangler » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:47 pm

Does anyone else use one of these?

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I'm using it every day usually an hour after the workout. I highly recommend it.
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Re: Foam Roller

Postby disc junkie » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:54 pm

Discwrangler wrote:Does anyone else use one of these?

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I'm using it every day usually an hour after the workout. I highly recommend it.


Every Single Day!! I absolutely love my roller. I use it for my entire body, especially my back. Damn thing is like a drug and I feel shitty if I dont use it.
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Re: Foam Roller

Postby JR » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:37 am

I fully support the idea of getting the fluids and training induced gunk moving from the muscles as soon as possible after training or even during training. I consider the right side of the hand and knuckles to be superior to foam rollers. I reach all of my body thanks to limber arms. Stiffer people can massage many places by rubbing themselves against door frames or other corners. I know what you're thinking you dirty lot :-)
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Re: Foam Roller

Postby steezo » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:29 am

I highly recommend these. I have been a licensed therapist for over 5 years and I use one daily. I even take credit for getting Disc Junkie back into Disco Golf as his pet torque monkey had disabled his back. Gave him my old one for some cyclones. Your welcome Disc Junkie ! 8)
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Re: Foam Roller

Postby Leopard » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:32 am

steezo rubs 'em out for a living
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Re: Foam Roller

Postby Fritz » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:49 am

Leopard wrote:steezo rubs 'em out for a living

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Okay so wtf is a Foam Roller, explain please :)

I see the picture and assume you roll it along muscles after a work out or round of golf?
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Re: Foam Roller

Postby Apothecary » Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:11 am

you havent heard of the foam roller?!?

its the latest sex-toy craze from the orient!:)
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Re: Foam Roller

Postby steezo » Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:51 am

Leopard wrote:steezo rubs 'em out for a living



Because I'm a porn star...... most get paid by the hour, I get paid by the number of $ shots...
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Re: Foam Roller

Postby CatPredator » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:51 pm

They're used in myofascial release to increase flexibility and promote healing in the muscles. It helps loosen connective tissues which can restrict motion. These types of tissue form after injuries and, to some extent, build up naturally over time. They help support your body after trauma when your muscles and other connective tissues may be inflamed or weakened. However, after you heal, the extra support isn't necessary and can limit motion and cause pain or even numbness. By "releasing" them, you can increase range of motion, reduce chronic pain, and promote the flow of bodily fluids to your muscles and tissues.

The rollers are pretty awesome. It's amazing how much these things help. For a lot of disc golfers the outside of the knee, inner thigh, and hamstring of your pivot leg can get really tight. These can help loosen them up a lot and it also feels incredible.
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Re: Foam Roller

Postby disc junkie » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:01 pm

steezo wrote:I highly recommend these. I have been a licensed therapist for over 5 years and I use one daily. I even take credit for getting Disc Junkie back into Disco Golf as his pet torque monkey had disabled his back. Gave him my old one for some cyclones. Your welcome Disc Junkie ! 8)


Thanks big guy! I dont know what I would have done without your generosity.
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Re: Foam Roller

Postby uNicedmeMan » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:25 am

steezo wrote:I highly recommend these. I have been a licensed therapist for over 5 years and I use one daily. I even take credit for getting Disc Junkie back into Disco Golf as his pet torque monkey had disabled his back. Gave him my old one for some cyclones. Your welcome Disc Junkie ! 8)


This looks exactly like what the doctor ordered. steezo, what would you recommend (product / exercises) to someone just getting started on the rollers?
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Re: Foam Roller

Postby steezo » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:07 pm

No reccomendation on products. I paid $25 or so for a larger one online through a Google search. As far as excercises, just have fun with it. Any part of your body that aches, aply pressure using positioning and body weight. Hold pressure on a specific area for 30 seconds. Then roll that area out. Do something daily and let your whole body get some action. Pressue on an area to break up stress (scar tissue, fascia, etc) then roll that area out to increase the flow of blood and oxygen to that area. It helps the body remove toxins and can also tone and strengthen muscles depending on positioning. I do it alone as no one needs to see me spread eagle on a foam roller trying to work out my 7 knee surgies lol. Do it daily for one month and you feel completely different.
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Re: Foam Roller

Postby uNicedmeMan » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:12 pm

Cool. I love me some stretching and this device sounds like it will help me get a lot more out of my stretches.

The 3' by 6" seems to be pretty popular, good size for general application?
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Re: Foam Roller

Postby Dump truck » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:26 pm

Yeah foam rollers are awesome. I've only used them for me legs so far. Quite painful at first but they work wonders in the long run.
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Re: Foam Roller

Postby uNicedmeMan » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:16 pm

eli wrote:Yeah foam rollers are awesome. I've only used them for me legs so far. Quite painful at first but they work wonders in the long run.


Money. This is just what I'm looking for. I have some knee issues that stem from IT band stuff, hopefully this can work it out. Apparently it works nicely for core flexibility and the back too. Is there anything this foam roller doesn't do? :D
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