The Grid Foam Roller is a tool we use a lot to release trigger points throughout the body. We’ve just noticed it is 25% off at Amazon and is available in 4 different colours, to suit any taste!
We’ve all seen them, the knobbly foam tube lurking near the mat area of the gym. We’ve even seen people rolling around on top of them. Most won’t know what they’re up to, but chances are, they’re engaging in a bit of TP Therapy (Trigger Point Therapy).
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
Trigger points are tiny knots that develop in a muscle when it is overworked or injured, commonly a cause of joint discomfort. It has also been researched and found to cause headaches, neck pain and lower back problems. Based on the discoveries of Drs. Janet Travell in which she found the causal relationship between chronic pain and its source, myofascial trigger point therapy is used to relieve muscular pain and dysfunction through applied pressure to trigger points of referred pain and through stretching exercises.
So now you now what that person rolling over his/her entire body in the stretching area at the gym, pre/post & intra workout, is up to; Next question, why choose the TP Therapy grid foam roller?
– 3 different Distrodensity levels which stands out from any other roller on the market, allowing the user to comfortably roll over knots with adequate pressure, far too often gym goers aren’t applying the right pressure with too soft a roller.
– It’s made from EVA foam, (does anyone know or care what this is?) Well, this foam allows for a semi rigid roller which can withstand high impact – allowing you to force enough pressure to get deep into muscle fibres, ensuring durability & more importantly, saving money over time.
– The grid roller has more than just one use. Now you’re probably thinking, it’s just a roller, what else can it do? How about obliterating your core & adding some much needed twists to your regimented ab programme. Whether its planks, crunches, mountain climbers, or push ups – the grid will throw a spanner in the works and benefit your progression during training, in addition to helping with DOMS.
You can pick up the grid roller from many sports shops around London. Having looked around, the best price we could find was on Amazon.
-align: justify;”>Final word on these, I highly recommend grabbing one, or using your gyms; will help you to keep training hard day after day, & more importantly could prevent injury.
Check out the video below for some ideas as to exercises you can do using The Grid in any location!