I was gifted a Rollga Foam Roller for my personal use and honest review. All opinions are my own.
Part of the running journey is, interestingly, the road to recovery. It’s something to which we runners could probably pay a wee bit more attention. I know I am one of the worst offenders, but coming back to the world of running after a major injury means I can’t ignore my recovery process anymore.
Enter the Rollga Foam Roller.
The first thing I noticed about the Rollga Foam Roller is that it is LIGHT. I have other rollers that are great, but they are heavy, bulky, and unwieldy. Not so with the Rollga. It’s almost weightless, and not particularly large or cumbersome.
In my running journey to date, I have tried or used a variety of sticks and rollers. They all have their benefits and negatives, and some I have loved more than others. My roller relationships can best be described as “love-hate” because rolling can be uncomfortable. It hurts so good, but that doesn’t detract from the discomfort.
Rollga touts its benefits as follows:
- Protects the Spine, Hips, Shins, & Achilles
- Cross-Directionally Targets Trigger Points
- Naturally Restores Fascia Lubrication
- Restores Movement
- Stimulates Oxygen-Rich Blood Flow for Healing
- Omni-Directional Force Reduces Fascial Fuzz
- The Only Targeted Joint Relief Roller
- All the Benefits of a Flat/Bumpy Roller But With More Specific Targeting
The Rollga Experience
The “Standard” Foam Roller from Rollga was also intense, but not painful. Curves and contours, constructed from foam rather than hard plastic or other unyielding materials, dug deep hitting some much-neglected sweet spots.
My hips and glutes are definitely feeling the strain of my return to running. After so many weeks and months of militant dedication to PT, I’ve slacked on some of my squats and lunges, and I can feel tightness creeping in, especially on the right side. It felt great to be able to alleviate some of the tension that’s been sitting there.
Next up? My quads. Why not? I was able to fit those muscles right along the contours of the roller, and hooray for relief.
I even tried a light roll of my calves. With all the hardware in my right ankle, it was a little nervewracking, but I was able to control the pressure and very gently massage out the kinks and knots without bothering any delicate areas.
Take It To Go!
Probably most importantly is that this roller comes with a travel strap. There are exactly zero excuses as two why you can’t take the roller on the road with you.
In addition to a full complement of high-quality, reasonably priced foam rollers, Rollga offers a selection of activation tools, resistance bands, and other items for all your recovery needs. I especially like that they sell specialized packages, with all the items you might need for a particular purpose, like this “Home Recovery Kit.” I love when things are easy. It makes it much easier for me to stick to a regimen.
Have you tried Rollga?
Do you spend enough time on your rolling and recovery?
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