Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Foam Rollers Are My Friend

I bought a foam roller years ago on the recommendation of my PT. It has been an indispensable part of my maintenance and recovery over the years. Over time I've expanded the tools I use for home therapy, myofascial release, and recovery from hard efforts.

I usually review gear, but today I want to talk about some tools to keep you healthy during your training. I have two different types of roller and several therapy balls:

I have a GoFit foam roller which I use to treat tight IT bands, quads, and back.
I utilize "The Stick" Original on my calves and for travel (in place of the foam roller).
I also have a tennis ball and Pro-Tec Athletics "The Orb" Deep Tissue Massage Ball (5") for my glutes, hips, and back.

I have used all of these for several years in my home recovery and therapy and they have all held up well. I highly recommend the brands above if you are in the market for any of these products.


  1. Does the length of the foam roller matter? They come in several sizes. Thanks!


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