A little over a month ago the recovery fairy delivered this amazing M80 Roller to me.
Ok ok, there is no recovery fairy — but wouldn’t it be cool if there was?! She/He could just wave a magic wand and POOF your muscles are magically ready for the next workout! Well, I may not have received it from a magical fairy, but when things are provided to me from my connection with Run Eat Tweet AZ, it certainly feels like I’m winning something! I could not WAIT to try it out! And guess what?! YOU could win one of your very own as well… keep reading to find out how. 🙂
Let me start out by giving a brief history of my experience with foam rolling. Very brief. I’ve been using a foam roller pretty consistently for the past 3 years. It became a necessary tool in my arsenal of recovery tactics. But after a while, it started to lose it’s impact. I think you can see why in the photo below… a little misshapen.
So I “upgraded” to this
medieval torture device rumble roller. Which was OK, but honestly since it got SO deep it was a little hard to talk myself into rolling on that sucker. So, you guessed it, I didn’t end up foam rolling at all. That’s a running NO-NO.
(Here is a side-by-side comparison of all 3 for size, shape, etc.)
But the M80 Roller seems to be JUUUUUST right! (Zucchini Runner and the Three Rollers… new book title?)
So, over the past few months I’ve been adjusting to my orthotics, which have completely alleviated my plantar fasciitis, but seem to have created a new problem — a tight left hamstring. Rolling on the M80 Roller gave me IMMEDIATE relief! It was painful, but the right kind of painful and I could easily reduce the pressure like my orange foam roller. Their website describes it perfectly: “M80 Roller goes back to the basics of what Self Myofascial Release (Deep Tissue Stimulation) really is.”
Due to the firmness of the roller and the overall design, it didn’t give way under my weight or smoosh into the carpet either.
Needless to say, I’ve been using it QUITE a bit over the last month… 🙂
So, how can YOU win one of your very own? It’s SO EASY to enter! Just head on over to the Run Eat Tweet AZ’s Facebook page and comment on the latest M80 Roller giveaway post of the day! We are picking ONE winner each day until this Friday, so don’t hesitate to enter! I already missed out on ONE of the days for you guys sorry — I’ve been really sick. 🙁 Go enter. Now. Check it out. This is an awesome opportunity you won’t want to miss. (USA residents only please.)
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