Thursday, 13 March 2014

Review - RumbleRoller

It seems everyone is on the go these days with school, work and everyday things, including exercising, and the worst thing that can happen to you is some sort of injury. For instance, every time I get in a good workout routine, I either pull a muscle in my lower back, shoulder or knee, which it isn't a good thing.

Yes, I could go to a chiropractors, but they cost money and it's not guarantee that the injury will not reoccur in the near future. Luckily, there are products you can use at home to help with simple muscular pain.

Gold's Gym Foam Roller VS RumbleRoller


I reached out to the RumbleRoller company about reviewing their RumbleRoller foam roller. You might have heard of this foam roller before as it is used in Beachbody's P90X2 workout program. I recall seeing the foam roller in one of the P90X2 infomercials a few years ago and I went out and bought a cheap version at my local Walmart, which you can see by the comparison photo, the one I bought is a bit bulky and a little short. Yes, it did help my back, but it is awkward to use. Plus, it is easily damaged.

I was sent the Full-Size Original RumbleRoller (blue), which features firm (but flexible) bumps on the roller's surface. The roller is simple to use, as all you have to do is position your back, arms or legs over the roller and as you roller over it, the bumps knead your body and stretches the muscles. It is almost like having your own personal massage therapist, except you don't have to make an appointment.

There are many different exercises you can use with the RumbleRoller. There are a few free exercises at http://www.rumbleroller.com/foam-roller-exercises.html, or you can purchase Jeff Alexander's SMR Tips RumbleRoller & RR BeastieBlu-ray DVD, which I was sent a free copy with my RumbleRoller and Beastie products (look for my Beastie review tomorrow). Jeff Alexander gives ten to fifteen minute tips on ten different areas of the body, such as the quads, hamstrings and gluts.

The RumbleRoller can also be purchased in the Full-Size X-Firm (Black) and the Compact Original (Blue) and the Compact X-Firm (Black).

My final thoughts is that the RumbleRoller is in a higher league than other foam rollers. The bumps makes the roller unique and more advanced than my old roller, which my back practically smashes the old roller into the ground. The RumbleRoller is sturdy and is made to last, if properly taken care of; you can clean it with a regular soap, water and a dishrag. Tip: When you find the tight muscle on your body, stop rolling and let the bumps put pressure on the spot for a small amount of time. Overall, I love using the RumbleRoller and I highly recommend it everyone.


*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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