Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1
    Equipment Geek Mod Wildtim's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2007
    Location: Michigan, United States
    Age: 40
    Stats: 5'11", 190 lbs
    Posts: 15,941
    BodyPoints: 1978
    Rep Power: 1097266
    Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Wildtim's BodySpace
    Wildtim is offline

    Alternative Foam Roller?

    Anyone have any good alternatives to spending $20 plu shipping on a foam roller? I want one, but I don't want to pay for one
    []---[] Equipment Crew Member No. 11

    "As iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another" Proverbs 27:17
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User Essexlad's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Age: 26
    Stats: 5'8"
    Posts: 1,862
    Rep Power: 776
    Essexlad has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Essexlad has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Essexlad has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Essexlad has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Essexlad has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Essexlad has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Essexlad has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Essexlad has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Essexlad has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Essexlad has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Essexlad has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Essexlad's BodySpace
    Essexlad is offline
    Heard some people use large diameter PVC pipe, squash balls, tennis balls, soft balls, things like that.
    Most of those are obviously a lot harder and apply more pressure than a foam roller, but apparently the effect is the same, although I'm no expert.
    []---[] Equipment Crew Member No. 22
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Banned Kodokan's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2009
    Age: 37
    Stats: 5'11", 225 lbs
    Posts: 2,995
    Rep Power: 0
    Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Kodokan's BodySpace
    Kodokan is offline
    I use a childs pool toy...foam noodle.

    It's more soft because it's not solid all the way through...but it's only like 3 bucks at the grocery store, too.
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User CSimms's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2002
    Location: Tampa, Florida, United States
    Age: 32
    Stats: 5'9", 154 lbs
    Posts: 161
    Rep Power: 12
    CSimms is a jewel in the rough. (+500) CSimms is a jewel in the rough. (+500) CSimms is a jewel in the rough. (+500) CSimms is a jewel in the rough. (+500) CSimms is a jewel in the rough. (+500) CSimms is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit CSimms's BodySpace
    CSimms is offline
    You could buy one of the smaller ones for a cheaper amount probably, otherwise, you may be able to call around to some physical therapy clinics as they are usually used there and ask if they have any extras and/or old foam rollers to get rid of or sell for cheap. Good luck
    New Journal - Madcows 5x5 4/5/10 to Present: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=123665591

    Starting Stats (4/5/10):
    Weight 150lbs
    BF% 12.5%

    UPDATED 5/3/10
    Weight 156.8lbs
    BF% 13.2%

    Squats 5RM 180lbs (5/3/10)
    Flat Bench 5RM 175lbs (5/3/10)
    Deadlifts 5RM 180lbs
    Incline Bench 5RM 140lbs
    Rows 5RM 125lbs (5/3/10)
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Equipment Geek Mod Wildtim's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2007
    Location: Michigan, United States
    Age: 40
    Stats: 5'11", 190 lbs
    Posts: 15,941
    BodyPoints: 1978
    Rep Power: 1097266
    Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Wildtim's BodySpace
    Wildtim is offline
    Originally Posted by Kodokan View Post
    I use a childs pool toy...foam noodle.

    It's more soft because it's not solid all the way through...but it's only like 3 bucks at the grocery store, too.
    i was thinking of that. Does it work and loosen up the muscles, especially upper back and ab/adductors.
    []---[] Equipment Crew Member No. 11

    "As iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another" Proverbs 27:17
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User GrapeApe's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2003
    Location: RTP, NC
    Age: 40
    Posts: 10
    Rep Power: 0
    GrapeApe is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrapeApe is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrapeApe is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrapeApe is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrapeApe is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrapeApe is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrapeApe is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrapeApe is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrapeApe is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrapeApe is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) GrapeApe is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    GrapeApe is offline
    Originally Posted by Wildtim View Post
    i was thinking of that. Does it work and loosen up the muscles, especially upper back and ab/adductors.
    I have a really tight IT band. Originally tried the pool noodle (toy one) and it was worthless at doing anything and basically collapsed and pinched my skin (and pulled my shorts off).

    I then tried my kid's Nerf-like bat. Thin foam outside and hard plastic core (kinda like the DIY versions I've seen). Oh my god, that hurt so much I couldn't use it regularly. I didn't dare try it on my back.

    I looked online but didn't want to pay for the $15 foam roller and the $10 shipping.

    Settled on the $15 Gold's Gym roller from Walmart. It got good reviews and wasn't that bad of a price. I use it every day for both IT bands and upper back and love it. I figure it will give out eventually, but for the relief I feel, I'll buy another.
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Equipment Geek Mod Wildtim's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2007
    Location: Michigan, United States
    Age: 40
    Stats: 5'11", 190 lbs
    Posts: 15,941
    BodyPoints: 1978
    Rep Power: 1097266
    Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Wildtim's BodySpace
    Wildtim is offline
    Good to know.
    []---[] Equipment Crew Member No. 11

    "As iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another" Proverbs 27:17
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Registered User ffrink's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2008
    Location: Pennsylvania, United States
    Age: 58
    Posts: 1,516
    Rep Power: 641
    ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit ffrink's BodySpace
    ffrink is offline
    Originally Posted by Wildtim View Post
    Good to know.
    I picked up a two foam rollers bidding on ebay from a place called foambargains. I think one was 18" and the other 36". They were a little cheaper than their regular rollers because they were 'seconds' plus they were extra dense (which must make them a little less desirable to the general public but I wanted extra firm for deep massaging of hamstrings, glutes and calves)

    I tried PVC pipe and, while cheap, it has no give so is pretty uncomfortable because it has no 'give'.

    I think if you spend a few bucks on a dense one, you will have it for years, so it's a good value.

    Good luck.
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Banned Kodokan's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2009
    Age: 37
    Stats: 5'11", 225 lbs
    Posts: 2,995
    Rep Power: 0
    Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Kodokan has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Kodokan's BodySpace
    Kodokan is offline
    Originally Posted by Wildtim View Post
    i was thinking of that. Does it work and loosen up the muscles, especially upper back and ab/adductors.
    It's not as dense as a solid one...but the one I have still works. I mainly use it for the hip/leg areas, and it does work to loosen up and take some pressure off my lower back.

    I don't know for how I'm using it if its any better than doing some jumping jacks to warm up, though, but it feels good.
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Mod of Patience...lol cgc's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2005
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
    Stats: 6'2", 194 lbs
    Posts: 20,099
    BodyPoints: 16729
    Rep Power: 1227848
    cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit cgc's BodySpace
    cgc is offline


    Maybe worth a try?
    "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard"

    Psalms 144:1
    Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.

    []---[] Equipment Crew #27 []---[]

    Don't ask me to delete your threads. You're an adult, think before you post.

    If you end up banned, you have no one to blame but yourself.
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    That's how you get ants. BobisMighty's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2007
    Location: New Jersey, United States
    Age: 30
    Stats: 6'0", 225 lbs
    Posts: 22,145
    BodyPoints: 22
    Rep Power: 31647
    BobisMighty has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BobisMighty has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BobisMighty has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BobisMighty has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BobisMighty has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BobisMighty has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BobisMighty has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BobisMighty has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BobisMighty has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BobisMighty has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) BobisMighty has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit BobisMighty's BodySpace
    BobisMighty is offline
    Originally Posted by Essexlad View Post
    Heard some people use large diameter PVC pipe, squash balls, tennis balls, soft balls, things like that.
    Most of those are obviously a lot harder and apply more pressure than a foam roller, but apparently the effect is the same, although I'm no expert.
    yeah i used tennis balls before i bought my foamroller. i like the pool noodle idea but you're going to need to put something firm in it like pvc pipe. or just use pvc pipe but i heard that gets painful.
    MISC STRENGTH CREW
    FLIP GAMEOVER CREW

    Rugby training log
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=125605233&p=1256789511
    Reply With Quote

  12. #12
    Mod of Patience...lol cgc's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2005
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
    Stats: 6'2", 194 lbs
    Posts: 20,099
    BodyPoints: 16729
    Rep Power: 1227848
    cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit cgc's BodySpace
    cgc is offline
    Also while I'm thinking about it (because I have a vicious knot in my back right now)....these things are GREAT for working them out as well...

    Theracane Massager


    I didn't realize that they weren't cheap since mine was a gift...but holy crap you can work the heck out of some knots in your back with this thing.
    "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard"

    Psalms 144:1
    Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.

    []---[] Equipment Crew #27 []---[]

    Don't ask me to delete your threads. You're an adult, think before you post.

    If you end up banned, you have no one to blame but yourself.
    Reply With Quote

  13. #13
    Registered User ffrink's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2008
    Location: Pennsylvania, United States
    Age: 58
    Posts: 1,516
    Rep Power: 641
    ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit ffrink's BodySpace
    ffrink is offline
    Originally Posted by cgc View Post
    Also while I'm thinking about it (because I have a vicious knot in my back right now)....these things are GREAT for working them out as well...

    Theracane Massager


    I didn't realize that they weren't cheap since mine was a gift...but holy crap you can work the heck out of some knots in your back with this thing.
    The theracane is good (and pricey? around $75 or so?). Also good for the knots in your back is the TP massage ball. Kind of like a golf ball inside a tennis ball. Firm but pliable on the outside with a sold center.


    http://www.tptherapy.com/

    I think the 'science' of trigger point therapy is a gimmick but the balls are helpful, easy to use and relatively cheap. (around $25 with shipping)
    Reply With Quote

  14. #14
    Slumming AtomikStrongman's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2008
    Posts: 153
    Rep Power: 67
    AtomikStrongman has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) AtomikStrongman has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) AtomikStrongman has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) AtomikStrongman has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) AtomikStrongman has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) AtomikStrongman has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) AtomikStrongman has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) AtomikStrongman has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) AtomikStrongman has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) AtomikStrongman has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) AtomikStrongman has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000)
    Visit AtomikStrongman's BodySpace
    AtomikStrongman is offline
    I've destroyed foam rollered, tried pipe, everything. The best is a good marble rolling pin. Use it after it's been in the freezer a while.. ahhhhhh.. wicked.
    Reply With Quote

  15. #15
    Equipment Geek Mod Wildtim's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2007
    Location: Michigan, United States
    Age: 40
    Stats: 5'11", 190 lbs
    Posts: 15,941
    BodyPoints: 1978
    Rep Power: 1097266
    Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Wildtim has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Wildtim's BodySpace
    Wildtim is offline
    Hey!

    Long time no see. How have things been going.
    []---[] Equipment Crew Member No. 11

    "As iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another" Proverbs 27:17
    Reply With Quote

  16. #16
    Registered User homerunrbi's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2009
    Location: Canada
    Age: 26
    Stats: 6'4", 184 lbs
    Posts: 2,420
    Rep Power: 0
    homerunrbi is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) homerunrbi is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) homerunrbi is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) homerunrbi is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) homerunrbi is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) homerunrbi is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) homerunrbi is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) homerunrbi is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) homerunrbi is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) homerunrbi is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) homerunrbi is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit homerunrbi's BodySpace
    homerunrbi is offline
    I made a 400$ dollar order on here and asked bb.com customer service if instead of the regular free gift I could get the atlus foam roller and they said sure. Thats how I got mine
    Reply With Quote

  17. #17
    Registered User IvankoBarbellCo's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2008
    Age: 47
    Posts: 535
    Rep Power: 1486
    IvankoBarbellCo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IvankoBarbellCo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IvankoBarbellCo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IvankoBarbellCo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IvankoBarbellCo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IvankoBarbellCo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IvankoBarbellCo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IvankoBarbellCo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IvankoBarbellCo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IvankoBarbellCo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IvankoBarbellCo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit IvankoBarbellCo's BodySpace
    IvankoBarbellCo is offline
    Originally Posted by GrapeApe View Post
    I have a really tight IT band.
    Me too. I'm actually been meaning to look into doing something about it. Got the dense foam roller from a Phys. Therapy place for about $7 or so. About 3' long and 7" diameter. Dense. When used on the IT it hurts like hell. But they say that's good. Also tried tennis and squash balls, and they seem to be okay too.

    Vinko
    ()---() York Barbell Club #50 ()---()

    Ivanko Barbell Company
    official website: www.ivankobarbell.com

    View: //www.instagram.com/ivankobarbell
    Join: //www.facebook.com/ivankobarbell
    Follow: //www.twitter.com/ivankobarbell
    Watch: //www.youtube.com/ivankobarbell
    Newsletter: http://www.ivankobarbell.com/contact.html
    Reply With Quote

  18. #18
    Registered User ffrink's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2008
    Location: Pennsylvania, United States
    Age: 58
    Posts: 1,516
    Rep Power: 641
    ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) ffrink has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit ffrink's BodySpace
    ffrink is offline
    Originally Posted by IvankoBarbellCo View Post
    Me too. I'm actually been meaning to look into doing something about it. Got the dense foam roller from a Phys. Therapy place for about $7 or so. About 3' long and 7" diameter. Dense. When used on the IT it hurts like hell. But they say that's good. Also tried tennis and squash balls, and they seem to be okay too.

    Vinko
    The tighter your IT band is, the more rolling it will hurt. Make sure you roll from the hip area to below the knee. And do it regularly, along with some stretching. It takes time but is worth it!
    Reply With Quote

  19. #19
    Mod of Patience...lol cgc's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2005
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
    Stats: 6'2", 194 lbs
    Posts: 20,099
    BodyPoints: 16729
    Rep Power: 1227848
    cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) cgc has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit cgc's BodySpace
    cgc is offline
    Hey guys....forgive my ignorance, but "IT" = ?
    "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard"

    Psalms 144:1
    Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.

    []---[] Equipment Crew #27 []---[]

    Don't ask me to delete your threads. You're an adult, think before you post.

    If you end up banned, you have no one to blame but yourself.
    Reply With Quote

  20. #20
    Registered User Mega_Man's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2009
    Location: New York, United States
    Posts: 322
    Rep Power: 133
    Mega_Man has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Mega_Man has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Mega_Man has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Mega_Man has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Mega_Man has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Mega_Man has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Mega_Man has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Mega_Man has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Mega_Man has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Mega_Man has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Mega_Man has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Mega_Man's BodySpace
    Mega_Man is offline
    Originally Posted by cgc View Post
    Hey guys....forgive my ignorance, but "IT" = ?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iliotibial_tract
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."

    Looking for discount Controlled Labs products? PM me for details.
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Similar Threads

  1. foam roller
    By bigred90 in forum Powerlifting/Strongman
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-12-2008, 12:55 PM
  2. Where'd you get your FOAM ROLLER?
    By Kiknskreem in forum Powerlifting/Strongman
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-31-2008, 12:25 AM
  3. When to Use Foam Roller
    By diesel6304 in forum Exercises
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-06-2007, 06:47 AM
  4. Is a foam roller really worth it?
    By diesel6304 in forum Exercises
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-03-2007, 01:50 PM
  5. Foam Roller exercises
    By Nails in forum Exercises
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-10-2006, 10:36 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout