The greatest mistake an athlete can make is to underestimate recovery as an essential component of training.
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.
See below for all user and instructional guidelines accociated with this product.
1. Peace of mind
With over 200,000 satisfied customers, Iron Edge is Australia's no.1 high-performance strength training brand.
2. Range - what you need, when you need it
Iron Edge have the biggest range of training equipment available in Australia. From enormous Matrix frames, through to kettlebells, rowers and weightlifting equipment. We stock over 1000 different products at our 7000m2 warehouse facility in Melbourne so you'll never be wanting (or waiting) again.
3. Expertise - we train the trainers
When you ask the tough questions, you need to get the right answers. Our staff include masters of strength & conditioning, exercise physiologists, a kettlebell master of sports, level 1 CrossfitÂ® trainers and highly experienced industry professionals. You can speak to them on the phone or via email or have an account manager visit your facility. And in most cases get a response within 24 hours.
4. Quality - often copied. Never equalled.
Whilst plenty of our competitors claim to be selling the same quality steel rigs, racks and frames as Iron Edge. None are. Here's why:
- We manufacture in Melbourne, Australia and have the 'Australian Made' badge to prove it.
- We employ an in-house engineering team to design, engineer, test and oversee design and manufacture.
- Our product testing is obsessive - computer simulators inflict 27,000 years of abuse on bars, joins and components.
- We design equipment to be modular whenever possible so you can add to it rather than replace it.
- We have in house Quality Assurance engineers over seeing our whole supply chain to ensure high standards are met and nothing leaves our warehouse that is not to spec.
5. No 'BS' guarantee
We don't just say our products are the best available. We back it up with an industry leading guarantee. That means if ever your Iron Edge equipment fails to deliver on its promise we will replace it.
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5 Customer Reviews
Nice and firm, just what is needed after a hard training session. Highly recommend. Am going to get a smaller one to take with me.
- Simply awesome!
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.
- love it!
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! :)
- Purchased it as a gift but am reaping the benefits too
It really is the next best thing to a personal masseuse. Great for easing out the spine especially if you spend long hours in front of a computer.
- Massage always at call
This roller is an effective massage always ready for the tired, stiff, knotty muscles. It can be a little painful initially, but then it gets easier quickly. I'm pleased with it.