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Good size and feels great!
36 people found this helpful.
This foam roller is great! “There are many like it, but this one is mine!” Kudos to those who know where this quote is from! Got this roller at a discount for reviewing purposes and let me tell you, I like it a lot. I do own another roller (see review: ), but I do like this one more. The inner 4” tube is made of black hard plastic and is hollow inside. The surrounding foam (orange part in my case) is made of a rubberized soft but dense foam that seems like it would last and hold its shape. Although it is soft to the touch, it’s still firm enough to hold the shape of the ridges. Unlike the other roller I own, this one isn’t as harsh on the muscles because of the softer material. Yet it still provides a good rolling massage on my muscles. It has four sides; two that are round & flat and two with ridges. Both feel good, depending on the exercise / muscle. There is an instruction sheet provided that shows six different rolling leg exercises. Some were more comfortable than others, but that is all a personal preference especially considering the muscle structure and pain level (if any). This roller is 13 inches long and almost 5.5” wide – see pictures for details. Thirteen inches is a good length because it’s portable, yet wide enough for the body in any position. There are longer rollers out there, but I don’t think that is necessary. It weighs 1lb and 15oz.
Good nuff, Happy, Does the Job.
3 people found this helpful.
I really like this thing. The core is solid and doesn’t flex. I weigh 175lbs and think it would work well up to 225 without any issues. Especially considering you’re generally not putting all your weight on it, unless you’re on your back. If you weight more than that, then you may want to consider a solid core roller just to be safe.
This is a great foam roller
One person found this helpful.
This is a great foam roller! It is very firm and has really helped me after runs and walking long distances. My daughter’s shin splints were so painful at the beginning of her semester at UC Berkeley because she was walking uphill and long distances so often. Her stretching was a minor help, but they would return just the same. Now that she is rolling every night, her shin splints have yet returned! It is a great quality foam roller and has helped myself, along with my daughter.
Worth every penny!
Oh yeah, you know that moment when you first try a foam roller and your like “Yes, this is what I needed”. Yeah pretty much sums up my first and many following experiences with this product. Arrived on time and was worth every penny. Highly recommended to all who go a little crazy on leg day, run that extra mile or two or those who just want to get the knots out in their legs. Wasn’t sure how the small size would work but hey one leg at a time is just fine.
This is just what the doctor ordered! I never …
4 people found this helpful.
This is just what the doctor ordered! I never realized how much I needed this until I used this one. I work out a lot and basically just dealt with being sore, this has enabled me to get the knots out and be a lot more pain free. LOL
Durable, Portable, Firm, Affordable!
This Foam Roller is a good, firm size. I use it almost every day as I am an avid runner and my job is very physical. Having a Foam Roller is pretty essential to my daily life – it helps allow me to continue to do the things I love both play and work. Specifically what I like about this Athren product is it’s size and firmness. I have had foam rollers in the past that were a little to soft and didn’t dig into those deeper tissue area that I needed. I like the versatile topography of the foam roller as well because it works my muscles and tendons up and down my legs more effectively. This roller is very durable and relatively portable. I keep it in my car so I have it almost anywhere I go. It is perfect to use right after a run when the muscles are warmed up and elastic. I would be careful about what surface you use it on is it might damage and dirty it very easily.
Use it every day even when travelling
I absolutely love this roller. We bought it to use at work and there was so much protest when I announced I would take it with me on vacation that I bought a second one for myself. It’s great to re-align your vertebrae and massage sore muscles. It’s definitely a no-pain-no-gain roller but it works and that’s the most important. The hollow core makes it easy to fit in a suitcase.