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6/26/13 4:39 P

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Instead of a foam roller for my IT band soreness, I use a tennis ball. I use it the same way as the roller, but it's a little firmer. Although, I don't think a tennis ball would work to help your knees when doing push ups. emoticon

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6/26/13 1:04 P

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Foam rollers can really help work out soreness and lactic acid in muscles. You can get them online or from running stores like Roadrunner. We have a couple of smaller travel ones that we pack (when there's room) if we're running a race out of town.

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6/26/13 12:34 P

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I've considered getting one so I can do modified pushups without putting strain on my knees. I don't usually get sore if I stretch daily.I do three compound stretches that are supposed to hit everything.

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6/26/13 11:09 A

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Love my foam roller - not as good about using it as I should be, but really helps to work out the lactic acid and reduce soreness.

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6/26/13 10:15 A

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Isn't that the stuff that people use to roll on when they lay on their back or other parts of their body. Basically for helping with muscle soreness. Like giving yourself a massage. Here is a spark video on how to use a foam roller...

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Here is spark's foam roller exercises. :)

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6/26/13 10:11 A

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I thought foam rollers were what we used to curl our hair with. They were pink.

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6/26/13 10:06 A

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I keep seeing members mention foam rollers for sore muscles... what are they , where do you get them and what do you with them.


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