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    • Rumble Rollers For Serious Foam Rolling



      By Will Brink Brinkzone

      Like many people, I have my fair share of aches & pains, tight muscles, and hard earned small injuries and such. Like many, I have been using a foam roller for soft tissue work or SMFR (Self-Myofascial Release) work to improve sore muscles, tight muscles, and general recoup. I generally do my foam rolling in the morning for 15-20 minutes while the oatmeal cooks and coffee brews. It gets me ready for a day at the computer also. I also use it at the gym before workouts, a few times per week, and I find doing so reduces DOMS. Foam rolling is often referred to as “the poor mans massage therapist.” In terms of time and $$$ spent, it’s a no brainer in terms of benefits you receive. If you’re not using a foam roller regularly, you should be, like starting yesterday!

      Rumble Roller comes in two sizes and firmness
      As time goes on, one notices the standard foam roller not as effective, and or, they start to break down, and a replacement needed. Some seem to last longer than others. Enter the Rumble Roller, which takes foam rolling to another level and seems to last far longer than the standard rollers. I was going to make one of my usual videos talking about the benefits of foam rollers, and why the Rumble Roller superior, but coach Charles Staley – who has some great articles here on the BrinkZone – did such a good job of it, I decided to use his vid on the topic. If interested in more information, I purchased both the standard length and shorter smaller (12″x 5″) travel length HERE http://www.betterfitnessproducts.com...oller.html#12v

      Personally, I prefer the standard (blue) firmness Rumble Roller. Highly recommended if you already use foam rollers, not recommended for those new to foam rolling for soft tissue/SMFR work as the Rumble Roller is very aggressive. Watch coach Staley’s excellent vid on the benefits of foam rolling, and why he likes the Rumble Roller over standard rollers in particular.

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      Comments 7 Comments
      1. Quatie's Avatar
        Quatie -
        I have had the large black rumble roller for around a year now and use it all the time. It does stop doms and has helped with back pain. After a while the pain of using the roller does ease off so what I do is place 50kg on me to help dig deep. I just wish they would bring out a stiffer one.
      1. lukehayd's Avatar
        lukehayd -
        Originally Posted by Quatie View Post
        I have had the large black rumble roller for around a year now and use it all the time. It does stop doms and has helped with back pain. After a while the pain of using the roller does ease off so what I do is place 50kg on me to help dig deep. I just wish they would bring out a stiffer one.
        Maybe find a PVC pipe that will fit inside it to keep it from crushing down-- if that would help?
      1. lukehayd's Avatar
        lukehayd -
        Really looking at getting one of these but will definitely start with the softer one instead of the firm one. Looks like they will really get the job done!
      1. tcslick's Avatar
        tcslick -
        My gym has a Rumble Roller. When I first started using it, it was really painful. Now it's my favorite roller, feels great!
      1. Quatie's Avatar
        Quatie -
        Originally Posted by lukehayd View Post

        Maybe find a PVC pipe that will fit inside it to keep it from crushing down-- if that would help?
        I don't mean that it's caving in. It has not lost any of its stiffness at all. I just mean I just wish they would make it stiffer so it will dig in more. Plus there is no where to put a pipe
      1. CSOleson's Avatar
        CSOleson -
        Originally Posted by lukehayd View Post
        Maybe find a PVC pipe that will fit inside it to keep it from crushing down-- if that would help?
        Actually, for those used to foam rolling an actual pvc pipe will work. It hurts like a son of a gun but it does well with self-myofascial release. It is the poor mans foam roller (aka the poor man´s poor man´s massage...).
      1. Quatie's Avatar
        Quatie -
        Originally Posted by CSOleson View Post
        Actually, for those used to foam rolling an actual pvc pipe will work. It hurts like a son of a gun but it does well with self-myofascial release. It is the poor mans foam roller (aka the poor man´s poor man´s massage...).
        When you have a massage do they put the palm of their hands on your muscles or dig their fingers in?!! They dig their fingers in,so why use something flat?