I’ve been in the fitness industry for seven years now and I’ve used foam rollers for my recovery from the start. When designing King’s roller I wanted to create a unique product that would get people in the fitness excited about recovery again. We all know the inconvenience of carrying around a bulky foam roller that just takes up way too much space. Finally, a high quality form roller that is affordable and collapsible so our recovery can go wherever we go.
King’s Roller is built to last and made from the highest quality materials. It is high impact resistant and wear resistant.
Stylish & Portable
The ultimate conversation starter because when people see you use it they are going to want to know where to get one. King’s Rollers streamline design definitely sets it apart from anything else on the market.
Benefits of King’s Roller
Foam rolling is a Self-Myofascial release (SMR) technique. It can help relieve muscle tightness, soreness, inflammation and increase your joint range of motion.
1: Ease muscle pain
Foam rolling can be beneficial for easing sore muscles and reducing inflammation. One study of eight male participants found evidence that foam rolling after exercise may help reduce delayed onset muscle soreness. In the study, physically active men foam rolled for 20 minutes immediately after exercise in addition to 24 and 48 hours after exercising. These participants saw a decrease in their delayed-onset muscle soreness when compared to exercising without foam rolling. They also performed physical exercises better than those who didn’t foam roll.
2: Increase range of motion
Range of motion is important for flexibility and performance. Researchers found evidence in a study of 11 adolescent athletes that a combination of foam rolling and static stretching was most effective for increasing range of motion. This was compared to static stretching or foam rolling alone. For best results from foam rolling, try to stretch out and foam roll after each workout.
3: Manage fibromyalgia symptoms
SMR has shown promising results for the treatment of fibromyalgia symptoms. In one study of 66 adults living with fibromyalgia, participants who foam rolled for 20 weeks reported that they felt better and had less pain intensity, fatigue, stiffness, and depression than those who didn’t try SMR techniques. They also reported an increase in their range of motion.
4: Temporarily reduce appearance of cellulite
There are claims that foam rollers can help loosen and break up your fascia. Fascia are the body’s connective tissues and contribute to the appearance of cellulite. While foam rolling may help smooth out your skin temporarily, there is currently no scientific evidence that it can permanently reduce cellulite. The best way to reduce cellulite is to maintain an active lifestyle and consume a healthy diet.
5. Helps you relax
Many people find foam rolling to be relaxing. Breaking up tightness in your muscles may help you feel less tense and calmer as a result.
Is foam rolling safe?
Foam rolling is generally considered safe to do if you experience muscle tightness or regularly exercise. But avoid foam rolling if you have a serious injury such as a muscle tear or break, unless your doctor or a physical therapist has cleared you first. Also avoid rolling over small joints like your knees, elbows, and ankles, which could cause you to hyperextend or damage them. Instead, when foam rolling your legs, roll out your calves first and then your quads separately, avoiding the knee area. Foam rolling may also help relieve tension during pregnancy just be sure to get cleared by your doctor first and avoid lying on your back to foam roll later in your pregnancy. You also should skip rolling out the calves in your third trimester. This may cause premature labor. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned.
How to choose a foam roller
Here are some of the different types of foam rollers available online:
- Smooth rollers are known for having a smooth, dense foam surface. They are best for people new to foam rolling. They offer even texture and aren’t as intense as a textured roller. This option is less expensive, too.
- Textured rollers have ridges and knobs on them. They are used to work deeper into muscles, and work out knots and tension.
- Foam-covered massage sticks can be used to deeply massage your legs or upper back.
- Foam massage balls can be used for targeted muscle areas. For example, to work out knots in shoulders.
When choosing a foam roller, you’ll also want to take the shape and size into consideration. A shorter roller is more effective for smaller areas like the arms and calves, for example. Shorter rollers are also are more portable if you plan to travel with your roller.