The science behind the rumble roller is the foam spikes it is made out of. Depending on the area you apply pressure to, the bumps stimulate deeper layers of muscle, stretch your fascia more completely, concentrate pressure to more effectively relieve trigger points, and improve access to muscles near their attachments -- e.g. close to your spine and pelvis, and between your shoulder blades. The rumble roller also increases blood flow. My father no longer has poor circulation in his hands or feet.
So what has the rumble roller done for me?
I’ve always had tightness in my hips and IT bands. It was always hard for me to do the splits on the right side. By using the rumble roller and holding the bumps on my IT band, inner thigh, and quads, I was able to release years of scar tissue. I finally am able to get my right splits down without any practice! Just by using the foam roller! It has enabled me to have great recovery from any workout. I was afraid to run because of shin splints, but now I can run to my heart’s content because the rumble roller has released any tension coming from my shins. The best part about the rumble roller is that it can be used anywhere from the bottom of your foot, to your thoracic to your neck.
The funny thing about remedies like this rumble roller, is that people hesitate to buy them. They think it is a scam, too expensive, or they won’t have time. I have arguments against all of those. Do you watch TV? Roll when you watch your favorite TV show. Or just make it a routine part of your post-workout. Once it becomes a habit, it is simple. Also, the time it takes to use the rumble roller now is worth it when you think about the time and costs you could be spending get a knee replacement because you never addressed the pain. People are always stubborn to use something until they see its amazing effects. My mother, for example, has major hip flexor tightness to the point where she cannot bend down to pick a golf ball out of the cup. The foam roller cured that problem and the low back pain her tight hip flexors were causing. And it is not just my Mom. My father and I have convinced so many others to use it and they are all happy with the results.
The best part about the rumble roller is that it is like having a personal massage therapist. You control the pressure and the areas you really want to work on. It is the best of both worlds. It is economics. Think about it. It’s an opportunity cost. If you don’t use the rumble roller you are sacrificing the next best thing, the next best thing being improved flexibility and recovery in your workouts plus no more acute pain! I highly recommend ordering one. It really will improve your body. Oh and on a sidenote, I think the rumble roller definitely tones your body, so if you are getting ready for bikini system, definitely get one!