Most people are very aware that the process of getting faster and stronger. By breaking down the muscles, they grow back stronger, thereby adapting to the stress they have been subjected to. Getting the most out of training is not simply a matter of depleting the body as much as possible, however; it’s about cultivating growth through effective recovery. Sleep and diet are the obvious components, but active recovery seems to be the missing link in the chain for everyone except funded professional sports teams.
Massage is one of the best ways to speed recovery.
With extended, rigorous use, muscles will develop tight, sore spots. A masseur can pursue those tight spots, often referred to as ‘trigger points’. By pressing into those points with a digit or elbow, they will relax and the muscle will be left smooth, which results in better circulation and more effective function. Muscles are wrapped in a supportive sheath called fascia, which becomes tight and stiff with use. Similarly, massage will break this up and help return it to its optimal tension. A stiff, tight muscle is far less powerful than a soft, loose one.
The foam roller is a very cheap and easy to use self-massage tool. While not possessed of digits, the roller works by applying long, sweeping strokes to long muscle groups like quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and glutes. By lying across the roller and drawing the limb across it, trigger points can be probed and manipulated until they are released. Similarly, rolling on the foam roller will break up fascia and return it to a soft and pliable state.
The Iron Edge Foam Roller is made from dense, durable EVA foam and is resistant to sweat and other forms of corrosion. Best of all, it’s a whole lot of therapy for precious-little coin.
Dimensions 100cm long x 15cm diameter.
A: Our smaller/lighter items get sent via satchels which the Foam Roller won't fit in. We need to set the weight higher so shipping doesn't default to a satchel. Non satchel shipping starts at 5.1kgs.
A: There's no "hardness" scale we can apply to foam rollers. The density is 51.459kgs per m3 if that helps though.
A: If you haven't used them before, the full length foam roller will give you a great starting point.
A: It's a typo, thanks for pointing that out. The length is 100cm
A: A full length roller allows you to you to work larger areas without having to re-position the roller, whereas the half length roller offers a more compact option which is highly portable.
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Rated: 4.95238095238 out of 5 based on 21 customer reviews
I'd been looking at foam rollers for ages and decided to give Iron Edge a go. So happy I did. It showed up at my door quicker than I expected. It's a sturdy roller - good quality and I use it almost every day.
It was a bit bigger than I expected but that was mostly because I didn't really think about the measurements too much. But I'm happy that it is big because it is so much more versatile.
After recenty having my 6 baby my hips and pelvis are all out of alignment and I was in increasing worse pain day after day but couldn't afford a physio or chiro bill! The foam roller has eased all hip and pelvis pain and has also been great for those tension aches and pains you get with having 6 kids!! I love it! :)