By Sam Davis, BHS, CPT, FNS
Vibrating foam rollers help with myofascial release. Science shows that they help your workout performance, reduce muscle soreness, and actually reduce cellulite. (Yes, you heard me right!)
Myofascial release is the process of massaging your connective tissue. Consequently, it allows for increased blood flow and reduces the fascia to help with flexibility and recovery. So, the question is, do we need a vibrating foam roller to have the proper myofascial release? Or do the regular foam rollers have the same effect on our muscle tissue?
Vibration actually increases circulation, which helps with warming up your muscles before your lifts. In fact, it can help with any of your favorite sweaty workouts. This increased circulation also helps with recovery post-workout as well. The vibration helps relax muscles more, which is incredibly important during your warm-up and cool down. Because of this fact, many athletic performance gyms and physical therapists use vibration myofascial release tools.
Here at 1AND1, we researched the best vibrating foam rollers for people who work out. Furthermore, we scientifically tested rollers for the right vibrating frequency and powerful recovery effects. Through this testing, we found the perfect, compact solution.
Meet the Trigger Point Grid Vibe Plus.
It’s cordless and has patented multi-density GRID surface which helps increase circulation and accelerate muscle recovery. This product also features vibration frequencies that are ideal for pain relief, relaxation, and recovery. In addition, it’s compact—3.5 inches in diameter, to be exact. This allows for more targeted relief to deep layers of tissue, and fits into any suitcase for recovery on-the-go. Best of all, the manufacturer insures this device with a one year warranty.