A little over a year ago we wrote an article titled ‘Important Tools for Runner Recovery‘. In this post we detailed some of the most effective methods and tools that runners can utilize in order to attempt to speed healing and optimize recovery. It briefly expanded on the importance of routines and actions such as adequate sleep, responsible nutrition, the R.I.C.E. acronym, and dynamic stretches and drills. Additionally, it highlighted some extremely useful tools that Movin’ Shoes carries such as OPTP foam rollers, Trigger Point products, CEP compression gear, and various foot rollers and massage balls.
Since that time, a new player in the ‘recovery game’ has entered the running industry. It is with great excitement that Movin’ Shoes is proud to announce that we now carry ROLL Recovery products! ROLL Recovery’s R8 deep tissue massage roller is an award-winning tool with a patented and revolutionary design. It has already caught the attention of many professional endurance athletes, many of whom utilize the roller as an integral part of their daily training!
The R8 roller self-adjusts for different body sizes and can be used to target IT bands, quads, hamstrings, calves, gluteus, and more. Many athletes prefer the R8 to a foam roller as it allows you to apply more pressure with less effort. The individual wheels within the roller also allow you to pinpoint specific areas of the body. Much like a foam roller, the R8 promotes healing by promoting circulation, breaking up muscle adhesions, and reducing inflammation!
R8 is a definite addition to my original article on important recovery tools. Stop in Movin’ Shoes to try the R8 and other ROLL Recovery tools!