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Rove Roller – Changing the game!


ROVE: THE PORTABLE ROLLER CHANGING THE FITNESS SCENE

So as I love fitness and enjoy training in the gym. I am sure you guys are aware it can be tough with the aches, the pains, the muscle soreness which are all part and parcel of the fitness game. Right?

Well that brings me to my number one choice for gym equipment, “the Foam Roller” oh how I need you my friend.

I might freak you out with what I’m about to say: I never really liked using the foam rollers in the gym. It’s covered with sweat from hundreds of people, rolling in bare skin, and its probably so unhygienic! Yuk!

Rove Roller

So I have been searching online to buy my own and I found not only a Foam roller, but an innovative concept that I believe has changed the game – The Rove Foam Roller.

foam roller

 

A next-generation foam roller that offers up a no-excuse approach to recovery.

The new product was created by a trio of fitness insiders—Daniel Giordano, Phillipos Kyriacou, and Sam Jorgensen. From my research they wanted to create more of an impact, so it comes with some kind of spike-pattern that’s designed to break up tissue adhesions.

The Rove Roller can unhinge to lay flat so you can slip it in a gym bag and bring it anywhere. To me that seems really convenient, especially with travelling because who wants to carry a big foam roller around.

It feels like a logical step especially in todays current fitness climate—and it fits right in with one of the top trends out there.

Even in the last year or so I religiously used the standard foam roller to stretch, prevent injury and improve my performance – instead of, hmm, running out of the gym! If you can start to do it on a daily basis, it will help improve your circulation, flexibility, and definitely decrease the muscle tension in your body. Its worth it folks!

foam roller foam roller

There’s no doubt about it: Foam rolling is great for releasing muscle tightness after your workout and the ROVE roller looks like a worthy piece of kit.

The price at the moment is $89 – so that’s £71 not bad especially as it looks like it can last for ages. I’m not completely sure, but I think the price could go up or down folks.

How long you roll is key

You should roll a few inches at a time, and when you find that trigger point, so don’t just roll up and down, roll side to side too. I heard that the side-to-side motion can help alleviate tight areas.

But you can also use it to warm-up, since it can increase blood flow to muscles and connective tissue. I feel more movement in my body after rolling anyway.

From doing a lot of browsing: less than 30 seconds may not be enough to really change the tissue; more than two minutes, could lead to tissue bruising. So I think you guys should try to be sensible and don’t foam roll for too long.

Right Rebel nation as always  – #livebetter


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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Kate
    April 28, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Yeah…sharing all of the gym equipment I feel can be questionable. It’s nice to have small pieces of equipment of your own that you can bring. This roller looks really great!

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    Chelsea
    June 26, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    This looks great for those that like working out. Very compact and transportable. I’ll pass it on to a feeble if my fitness friends as I’ve never heard of it before

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      Hal
      June 26, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      it will be worth it chelsea!

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    Ana
    June 26, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    I think it is the perfect alternative especially since it is a lot smaller than your average foam roller. I like that it is compact and your tips on how to use the rove foam roller were very helpful x

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    Freya Farrington
    June 27, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    I’ll be completely honest, I don’t get it when people say this is painful, I find it quite enjoyable, either I can tolerate pain better than I thought or perhaps I’m doing it wrong…?!

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      Hal
      June 28, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      no your not doing it wring freya – its just that the grooves go deep into the tissue – unlike the flat rollers which are like rolling pins. So it may seem painful to some but believe me this is the best use of those grooves to dig deep

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    EG III
    June 27, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    A roller that opens up?!?! You’re right, that is gonna change the game. I got into rollers about a year ago and I love them!

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    Princess Mikee
    June 28, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    It will definitely be a handy item for gym buddies. 😀

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