Last three times longer than traditional white foam rollers.
A molded foam roller that does not contain cells making them last three times longer than traditional celled white foam rollers.
Q&A on Foam Rollers
Q: What are the differences between the Biofoam Roller, PB Elite Molded Foam Roller, and the Foam Roller Plus?
A: The Biofoam Rollers are designed for light use or use by one individual. The PB Elite Molded Foam Rollers will hold up longer under consistent use or in a commercial setting as they are more dense. The Foam Roller Plus is great in a commercial setting as well as it contains a 5" PVC core covered by 1" foam exterior and a removable/washable neoprene cover.
ASK THE EXPERT - ANNETTE LANG, MA, NASM-CPT Director of Annette Lang Education Systems
1) How does ﬂexibility help overall recovery and results in a training program?
Flexibility is an important component of achieving and maintaining healthy, full range of motion around the joints. It’s important to check the range of motion, and only stretch muscles when the ﬁ bers are short and tight as opposed to long and tight.
2) What is self-myofascial release (SMR)?
Myo refers to muscle, fascia to the tissue that surrounds the muscle ﬁbers. By putting pressure on tender areas along the muscle tissue, the golgi tendon organs help trigger the relaxation of the muscle spindles, helping to dissipate the adhesions, increase blood ﬂ ow, and enhance overall movement.
3) How can I use self-myofascial release to enhance the training program and recovery?
Try this sequence: release the knots or adhesions with a foam roller, by putting pressure on the knots for 20-30 seconds while breathing. Then, stretch the muscle ﬁbers with either static or dynamic stretching. After this, pick a mobility exercise to encourage proper movement patterns, and follow with a strengthening exercise.