By Sam Davis, BHS, CPT, FNS
Foam rolling has been scientifically proven to help with myofascial release, which, in turn, is proven to 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, which allows for increased blood flow and reduces the fascia to help with flexibility and recovery. Now, 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, or for any of your favorite sweaty workouts. This increased circulation also helps with recovery post-workout as well. The vibration also helps relax those muscles more, which is incredibly important during your warm up and cool down. The majority of athletic performance gyms and physical therapy services heavily use and stand behind any type of vibration myofascial release tool.
Here at 1AND1, we researched heavily into which vibrating foam roller is the best for all sweat junkies, and we found the perfect, compact, vibrating foam roller. This was scientifically tested, again and again, for the right vibrating frequency for the most powerful recovery effects.
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, it’s compact—3.5 inches in diameter, to be exact—which allows for more targeted relief to deep layers of tissue, and fits into any suitcase for recovery on-the-go. It’s also insured with a manufacturer’s one year warranty.