Perform Better Elite Molded Foam Roller
PB Elite Molded Foam Roller FeaturesMade from cell-free molded foam, this roller will withstand the compression that most celled foam rollers eventually succumb to. It comes in a variety of sizes, but for the price you are probably better off with the bigger one.
MSR Price: $7.95 to $19.95
3' Long, 6" Round - Recommended for self massage and myofascial release
1' Long, 6" Round - Recommended for specific trigger point release
3' Long, 6" Half Round - Better for balance and stability exercises
1' Long, 6" Half Round - Better for ankle stability and prioprioception work
Learn to use the PB Elite Foam Roller: Watch the Perform Better Instructional Video.
Durable Construction Means a Longer Life
You can choose from two different lengths as well as a half-round roller style so you have options for how you want to use the product. The molded foam roller is a great option for athletes who like to perform regular myofascial release and self massage, but it can also be used for balance and stability training. It's also a great value for physical therapists who have patients performing rehab exercises specifically designed to rebuild biomechanical alignment, mobility, stability and proprioception after ankle injuries. The price makes this a great value for a roller.
Self Massage with a Foam Roller
Maintaining proper flexibility is an important part of an athlete's training routine. Performing a regular self-massage with a foam roller can help maintain proper range of motion and alignment by more naturally releasing the fascia, the tissue that surrounds the muscle ﬁbers. By applying smooth, rolling pressure on tender points or adhesions along the muscle tissue, the muscle spindles relax and lengthen. This also helps reduce overall muscle tension, increase blood ﬂow, and enhance overall muscle function.
Trigger Point Massage with a Foam Roller
As soon as you feel the tension release, stretch the target muscle by continuing on with your basic foam roller self massage technique. Roll the muscle with steady even pressure. You can also finish with a nice, slow, static stretch of the muscle.