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    Foam Rollers

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    runner_dude
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    Foam Rollers

    Post by runner_dude on Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:24 pm

    I picked one up today. Any one else use them? The first time today was excruciatingly painful. . . does it get any better?
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    Re: Foam Rollers

    Post by whenhen on Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:45 pm

    I used one before and after the la marathon. It just felt weird, and I don't think it helped at all, however I was using it under more extreme circumstances.
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    Re: Foam Rollers

    Post by eternally_running on Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:30 am

    .....don't mean to sound uneducated, lol Razz but what are foam rollers?
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    Re: Foam Rollers

    Post by thenextdeena on Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:48 pm

    runner_dude wrote:I picked one up today. Any one else use them? The first time today was excruciatingly painful. . . does it get any better?
    I remembered I had one yeasterday and tried it again, thinking maybe it would be less painful.... YEAH RIGHT! it hurt sooo much it never gets better
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    Re: Foam Rollers

    Post by runner_dude on Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:49 pm

    thenextdeena wrote:
    runner_dude wrote:I picked one up today. Any one else use them? The first time today was excruciatingly painful. . . does it get any better?
    I remembered I had one yesterday and tried it again, thinking maybe it would be less painful.... YEAH RIGHT! it hurt sooo much it never gets better

    How long between the two times you used it? I noticed a difference even today vs. yesterday. Still excruciating in spots, but the spots are fewer and smaller.
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    Re: Foam Rollers

    Post by baby got track on Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:56 pm

    I use one

    it does get better, once your muscles loosen up then they don't hurt as much I think
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    Re: Foam Rollers

    Post by AudienceOfOne on Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:45 pm

    I used the stick for the first time on saturday. it was awesome.


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    Re: Foam Rollers

    Post by alex-likes-running on Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:36 pm

    yea the stick is really nice.
    and then to massage my foot, i use a golfball, and just roll it around under my foot. it feels awesome

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    Re: Foam Rollers

    Post by hannah on Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:52 pm

    i use a foamroller pretty much every day now. it gets a lot better after the first few times, and i think it helps if you take long deep breaths (i know i always forget to breathe).

    has anyone tried foamrolling their back? it makes me so happy
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    Re: Foam Rollers

    Post by Jacked Fibraz on Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:09 pm

    Sissies... i use a metal pipe, seriously! it about the same size as a foam roller and i use it the same way... doesn't hurt at all afro

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