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Foam Roller Plus

Written on January 8, 2008 at 5:17 pm, by Eric Cressey

New Articles

Last week, I had an article published in the FitCast Magazine; you can check out “Yoga This and Pilates That” here.

Additionally, if you’re standing in line at the grocery store, you can find an interview with me in the October issue of Oxygen Magazine.  The article – written by Karen Karvonen – delves into the merits of soft tissue work.  Speaking of soft-tissue work…

Product Review: Foam Roller Plus

About two years ago, Mike Robertson and I wrote “Feel Better for $10,” an article that discussed the “what, why, and how” of foam rolling.  It might have been our most popular article at T-Nation; the positive responses were overwhelming – and they continue to be to this day.  Simply breaking down some knots in soft-tissue can make a huge difference in how you feel and perform.  However, what would you say if I told you that I just stumbled onto something even better?

When I arrived at Excel in early August, I noticed that the crew had picked up a pair of the “Foam Roller Plus” models.  It didn’t take long for these things to really impress me; they absolutely blow the plain ol’ foam models out of the water.  What separates them from the original model?  Well, for starters, several inches of foam have been replaced by PVC pipe!  It’s a five-inch PVC core surrounding by just one inch of foam, making it a great progression for those who have gotten past the entry level version – not to mention those who are masochistic enough to enjoy it full-throttle from the start!

Pick one up and see for yourself!

Contributor’s Corner: Jimmy Smith

Many of you may not have heard of Jimmy Smith yet, but rest assured that he’s a name that you’ll want to remember, as he’s going to be doing great things in the fitness industry for many years to come.  Check out The Functional Seven, Jimmy’s contribution to EricCressey.com, and see for yourself!

Until next week, train hard and have fun!


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