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    THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

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    THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by Jacked Fibraz on Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:36 am

    confused So I was planning to buy a foam roller to stretch out my muscles. Esp. the IT Bands. My physiotherapist recommended me to find something to use to help stretch and roll out my stiff muscles and tendons. So what should i get???? The Stick or just a regular foam roller???
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by alex-likes-running on Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:59 am

    i have the stick. its alright, but im usually to lazy to actually use it.

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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by Pinthin on Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:12 pm

    I just got the stick, I like it but it seems to almost make my legs more sore in the morning...or maybe that was a fluke. I'll give it more time.
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by Wgrt on Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:13 pm

    never ever heard of anything like that
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by running_violet on Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:20 pm

    i've used a foam roller. they have them at the gym
    but what's a stick?
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by Jacked Fibraz on Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:57 pm

    THIS IS THE STICK!



    www.thestick.com
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by AudienceOfOne on Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:23 pm

    i'd just go with the foam roller.


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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by FinishingKick on Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:26 pm

    t-roller
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by Pinthin on Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:27 pm

    hmmm mine has like some foam around the roller, but it looks like the stick.Not those white plastic things.
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by Running With Scissors on Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:42 pm

    I have never used them so I'm no help. post count


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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by T B K on Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:08 pm

    I like the stick better.

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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by Through_the_Pain on Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:39 pm

    I used both briefly and i think the foam roller is more effective.
    u can replace the stick with a frozen water bottle
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by Ria on Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:29 pm

    ^^ bad idea. Do not use a frozen water bottle. My trainer has shown me the best rollers, and he has told me how the foam roller is not very effective. They are really (And I mean REALLY) expensive, but they work soooo nice!
    http://store.tptherapy.com/product_p/tpt-uppi.htm
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by runner_dude on Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:44 pm

    I think the foam roller works fine. I just massage my own quads in the shower though. I guess I'm too cheap for any of that stuff Razz

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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by Through_the_Pain on Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:24 am

    Ria wrote:^^ bad idea. Do not use a frozen water bottle. My trainer has shown me the best rollers, and he has told me how the foam roller is not very effective. They are really (And I mean REALLY) expensive, but they work soooo nice!
    http://store.tptherapy.com/product_p/tpt-uppi.htm


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    that thing better be able to suck my dick too.
    my coach has one of thoes i didnt know he paid that much. Ill buy that only if it will make me a world class runner but since im only in HS its not that serious
    The regular foam roller works fine for me a problem i can predict is that it will eventually get dents and get worn out.
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by Phuckduck on Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:16 am

    i had mad IT problems my sophomore through junior year, and i would definitely recommend getting a foam roller. from what i have heard, the stick is more of a novelty, but a foam roller will really stretch out your IT band and loosen it up a lot more. trust me, it saved me and let me run again
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by baby got track on Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:31 pm

    I have both
    my doctor told me the foam roller is better though

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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by hxc on Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:40 pm

    dont be a pansy, use a baseball bat
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by Hurdle-Gurl on Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:09 pm

    I love the Stick!
    My coahc keeps a few around his classroom and we always fight for them before xc practice.
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by OHXC_girl on Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:34 am

    the stick rules!!! it saved my freshman year of track.
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by spartanrunner on Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:42 pm

    go with the stick.
    works wonders.
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by Jacked Fibraz on Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:11 pm

    I BOUGHT THE STICK! santa agree big smile
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by spartanrunner on Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:16 pm

    Good choice, now you will have everyone around you wanting to use it.
    haha.
    oh, and a tip: don't bend it too far...they don't bend back.
    haha.
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by Phuckduck on Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:42 am

    foam rollers work better for injuries. the stick is more of a novelty than anything
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    Re: THE Stick or A Foam Roller?

    Post by njrunner14 on Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:45 pm

    I know both work. My trainer uses both but seems to use the foam roller when any of my teammates have any signs of injury, and uses the stick to prevent injury for anyone else. I have the stick, and it works well for me.

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