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co_curlysue co_curlysue 3 years
I had never heard of foam rolling until last fall when I started at the gym I go to now. I have a love/hate relationship with the "pool noodle" (as my husband calls it-ha!) but I know it's so good for me to do. I do certain moves at the gym and others I do at home because I just feel goofy doing them in public :)
Ab2273672 Ab2273672 4 years
WORTH A TRY!
lifeloveandlattes lifeloveandlattes 5 years
I had to use this for physical therapy after surgery. It feels pretty good if you have knots between your shoulder blades. But they are such a rip-off - my PT told me they only cost about 40 cents to make. I don't think they are worth it.
inlove23 inlove23 5 years
To Munkeyhed my trainer used to always make me use the roller and I hated it because I felt like some positions were super awkward to do in public. lmao. But, I do feel better afterwards even though it hurts in the process. haha.
rachekate rachekate 5 years
Best advice is to suck it up it can be brutal (I have horrible IT issues) but you will be so glad when its done.
Munkeyhed Munkeyhed 5 years
My trainer is always trying to get me to use the roller, but I find it really uncomfortable. She says I'm doing it right, but I hate it. Any suggestions?
Sasseefrass Sasseefrass 5 years
Yep! The basic technique is the same as for calves: Cross one leg over the other and roll away. Or, do it with your legs uncrossed if it's too intense the other way.
cgnelson cgnelson 5 years
Is there anyway to use the foam roller to work on hamstrings?
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