Foam roller exercises

roll up!

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30/05/2009 at 19:51
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31/05/2009 at 06:05
Hee hee, if I did figure 13 I'd collapse on the floor and need physio intervention!!!!

They look good, thanks Siance!  They look good, will try some of them.
31/05/2009 at 08:55
Found the link ages ago but lost it - someone was asking last week about what to do with a roller, so ta-dah!
31/05/2009 at 09:15
Ooh I found these a couple of weeks ago.  They are really good.
01/06/2009 at 11:09

Thanks for posting, Siance.

I have been meaning to get round to foaming but I havent done anyting about it, no excuses now.

Farnie    pirate
01/06/2009 at 11:21
damn that reminds me I still haven't got round to getting mine .
01/06/2009 at 17:11
That's fantastic thank you.

Can I just point out that most of the exercises on page 2 look like a crime scene in which the body was discovered splayed across a pugil stick.

Figure 13 is just silly - for those people with many different foam roller varieties at their disposal - and figure 18 looks like a poor substitute for downhill ski-ing

But seriously, thanks. And to think I only use mine so far for ITB massage and Pilates curl ups/pelvic stability....
01/06/2009 at 17:14

Yeah, mine is strictly for my ITBs

and pretend gladiator stuff

01/06/2009 at 17:36

I use mine for itb, hams, quads, calves and peroneals (owww). 

After 4 hours digging in the garden the spinal roll (first pic) was lovely... and Fig 7 to stretch out my back if I've been driving for long periods.

I own 2 short ones, a long one and a half moon one - all freebies - so plenty of gladiator options!

02/06/2009 at 10:26
Mikefrog wrote (see)

Yeah, mine is strictly for my ITBs

and pretend gladiator stuff

and making screaming noises

and collecting dust 

02/06/2009 at 10:53
Hell PT got me to try one of those things down the gym on my calves - screaming and swearing was the result, but alas found out how tight they are.
03/06/2009 at 08:28
What size / thickness of roller do people recommend, as I've seen 4" and 6" versions?  After a very painful physio session yesterday I'm planning to get one for my ITB, and I'll probably use it on my glutes, hamstrings, quads and hips as well - anything to avoid the physio's elbows in future!!!
03/06/2009 at 09:33
Actually where do you buy them from???  Physio has had enough of my money this year.  and I've still got the bruises.
03/06/2009 at 11:02
I'd seen them on - they're about £15 - £20 including P&P.  No idea if that's a good price or a total rip-off though!
03/06/2009 at 11:29
Cheap here.
03/06/2009 at 11:33
Cheers - that's better than the amount of dosh I've handed over though
Farnie    pirate
02/07/2009 at 14:18

i have no idea which size to get???

Siance!!!! help!!!!

(I have a hurty Tensor Fascia lata, skinny late mocha chocca)

05/07/2009 at 18:08

Are we talking length or girth?

For rolling, a short one approx 18" long 6" diameter is all you need.

The long ones just take up room if you're not going to use them length-ways, unless of course you've plenty of floor space in your studio gym room for purr-lah-tes type activities.

Farnie    pirate
06/07/2009 at 14:05

Foam roller arrived this morning

Bring on the  pain.....

Farnie    pirate
06/07/2009 at 14:39

ow ow owwwww

make the pain stop 

I want to send it back

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