6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Painful, but effective!,
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This review is from: Rumble Roller Original Rumble Roller - Blue, 12.5 x 30 cm (Sports)
Having had some trouble with my lower legs whilst training - shin pain if I run, and calf pains/cramps doing my martial arts training, I'd heard about foam rolling and thought I'd give it a try. When I saw the Rumble Roller, the knobbly bits looked like a logical progression.
If you've never tried foam rolling before, it does take some getting used to, but practise makes perfect, and there's a leaflet included, not to mention numerous guides on the internet.
If you've got knots, this will help to get them out, but it can be painful, and it's a matter of trying different ways of sitting and lying with different amounts of pressure of muscles on roller until you find what works for you. It can be painful, I admit, particularly on softer ares, but it is pretty effective and cheaper than paying for sports massages on a regular basis, and the pain can be lessened by the aforemention pressure variations. You need to find what works for YOU.
Apparently the black version is firmer, but believe me, if you're new to this, the blue is more than firm enough!