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SPOORK Posts: 1,193
1/16/13 3:27 P

I have this one:

I don't really like smooth ones. The smooth ones I've tried don't work as well for the IT band.

STACYMARIE70 Posts: 222
1/16/13 12:45 P

It doesn't seem to matter what I do or don't do, the IT band has been an issue for me for years! I just ordered a short smooth white roller on amazon! Thanks

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1/16/13 12:13 P

I also have IT band issues (ouch!) and use a long smooth one. I've found that rolling my quads with my toes pointed in and then again with my toes pointed out also helps that area.

DMJAKES Posts: 1,634
1/16/13 11:57 A

I've always used the ones with a completely smooth surface. My only complaint is that over time the center will become somewhat more compressed than the outer edges and it won't roll quite as smoothly. I've seen a different kind has an uneven surface with little bumps, I guess to increase muscle activation/blood flow. Just by looking, that one appeared to be even more firm than the regular ones....but I couldn't take it out of the package to really tell.

I've seen 2 different lengths, but I've always bought the shorter one. I should probably try the longer one, because I always have to be careful to stay in the center and not roll my way completely off the side.

I found my latest one at Marshall's...much cheaper than the first one I bought at Target.

STACYMARIE70 Posts: 222
1/16/13 11:44 A

Any suggestions on buying a foam roller? I do not need for exercises, just muscle soreness and releasing my IT band. There are so many choices I have no clue what to look for in one. Any suggestions would be helpful! emoticon

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