The best Foam Roller India – Painful and Rewarding
I have the aurion foam roller, the small one and while rolling on it – that is painful but after that painful session is done, just like magic something happens. The muscle pain / fatigue gets reduced! As a fellow fitness enthusiastic I would recommend that you get the best foam roller India as per your budget!
Top 10 best foam roller India
- Bodylastics Foam Roller Massage Kit India
- Pummelo Foam Roller for deep Tissue Massage India
- Fitsy Yoga Foam Roller set in India
- Strauss Yoga Foam Roller India
- Strauss Grid Foam Roller
- Bodylastics Foam Roller Massage Stick
- Dr Trust (USA) Long Acupressure Foam Roller
- ACS wooden roller
- Strauss Dual Yoga Massage Ball
My Best Choice
My no 1 choice would be a hollow rugged foam roller. I believe these are the most versatile and can be used by runners, body builders, swimmers and so on. As these are hollow these foam rollers in India are no that hard. Although the spikes make up for the softness.
Although there are no special type of foam roller which are suitable to for runners, swimmers but people always ask questions like which is the best foam roller for runners, which is the best foam roller for swimmers or even which is the best foam roller for back pain.
But I will share my own thoughts and recommendations.
Best foam roller for runners
Runners, in my opinion, should use two foam rollers one is the usual hollow foam roller. And other one would be the stick version. With the stick version you can easily grab the ends of it and run over the sides of your shin bone, thigh. You can force as much as you want to dig in and release the muscle tightness.
And the hollow foam roller can be used to release and stretch hamstrings, quads and back!
Best foam roller for back pain
Chose the foam roller 36 inch variations, it can cover your entire back. For neck or upper back you can also opt for those foam roller India which is plain without any bulges.
Best foam roller for hip pain
Sometimes the source of hip pain is something else, I would recommend you get a hollow spiked foam roller for deep tissue massage.
Sore after foam rolling? Damn! Me too. Oh boy I used to think foam rolling will be a very pleasant experience but not even a little closer. There definitely benefits from foam rolling but do warm up a bit and prepare for the pain. If you are new to foam rolling then do not go overboard and roll through the pain, keep it minimum.
Foam rollers are also great for people who do not workout but have some sort of muscle tightness and pain and who does not these days. Get a medium or soft foam roller and get some ideas from youtube videos on foam rolling and you are good to go! All by yourself and you should see the results pretty soon too.
I tend to believe foam rollers work better than electric massagers.
It is actually hard to assume how hard the foam roller will be as our judgement of pain is different from each other. Some foam rollers will be very hard, some will be medium intensity but after some time you will get used to it.
I have tried to create a list of best foam roller India and I presently use two. My foam rollers are with me for more than 2 years and they work great for releasing tight muscles.
My story with foam rollers, I used to ignore tight muscles specially hamstring, glutes which resulted in low back pain. Also, there were some tight upper back and chest muscles. Initially I used to think I am getting up a pump and need to drink a lot of water as I was taking creatine.
But it was ultimately tight muscles which needed a massage and 3 years ago I searched for the best foam roller India and bought myself one dual yoga ball and a grid foam roller.
With these two many issues of muscle tightness and pain were solved. I used to have a calf and pain around my shin bone too, probably due to walking a lot. Also I am used to sitting in the office for a long time so my thigh and hamstring were tight.
After office I would warm up a bit and endure the foam roller punishment and after sometime it was great. A great feeling of no pain!
Also if you generally workout at home and can not depend on other people to do the massage to you then foal roller in India is a great choice.
Reviews of the top 10 Best Foam Roller India
Bodylastics Foam Roller Massage Kit India
Final Verdict: If you are looking for a complete massage foam roller pack in India then you can get this one. Fulfill requirements of runners, swimmers, body builders, everyone.
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Bodylastic foam roller in India created a massage kit with the stick roller, hallowed out rigged foam roller and two balls. It also comes with a bag.
It is a great foam roller combo in India which is very versatile for any athletes, be it a swimmer, body builder etc. With the rigged foam roller you can massage your back. With the balls you can pin point any knots in your muscle. And with the handheld stick you can force as you require on the legs or lower back.
The rigged hallowed foam roller can hold out till 140 kgs of body weight. Rigged side is foam and the inner side is PVC.
Bodylastic massage stick is supposed to have a steel rod in it. As long as its rolls, its good.
Pummelo Foam Roller for deep Tissue Massage India
Final Verdict: I believe we all should have a soft roller and this comes in the package of hard and soft options. They areas where you feel more pain can be tackled by the soft roller with ease. You should get this if you need (you may need) both hard and soft foam rollers in India.
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Many of us are not fond of the rigged only foam roller, specially for very sensitive muscles of IT bands or even triceps or Lats! Pummelo foam roller decided to solve this problem with a 2 in 1 package of foam roller in India.
This foam roller brand packers one rigged foam roller and another soft smooth foam roller. The soft foam roller goes inside the hollow rigged foam roller and you also get a bag for storage.
The rigged roller is a medium density roller which can help quickly break lactic acid after workouts and massage fascia. Also helps quickly to relieve muscle pain.
The soft foam roller is low density and doesn’t hurt much. This is more relaxing and for some may be suitable for warming up before workout.
The outer muti pressure point roller has 33cm length and 14cm diameter.
The inner smooth roller has 32cm length and 9.5 cm inner diameter.
Fitsy Yoga Foam Roller set in India
Final Verdict: Final Verdict: Fitsy provides 180 days replacement guarantee from their side. Overall a good medium intensity foam roller with massage stick and balls.
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Fitsy foam rollers are available in two colors and a set, the blue is costlier than the green as of 22nd June, 2020. It is a heavily rigged foam roller for deep massage and pain relief. And more deep and pointed the foam roller is more chance of being it painful increases.
This set comes with heavily rigged foam roller and with a massage roller stick along with 3 balls.
It is a medium density foam roller which is hollowed out. This foam roller in India is available in three sizes.
13 inch Foam roller India: If you are on the shorter side or want to target small areas only then this is for you.
18 inch foam roller in India: Average size which suits for almost any muscle group and body type.
23 inch foam roller for back: Very suitable for back or if you are quite taller.
Although there are foam rollers which are larger and denser for back Myofascial Release but this would do too.
Strauss Yoga Foam Roller India
Final Verdict: The tubular bumps on the EVA made foam roller may give some different myofascial release effects. All in one a good buy for who are looking for nsoft EVA made, anti-slip foam rollers in India.
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Strauss Foam roller is a solid yet soft foam roller in India but it has some tubular bumps on the outer side which is supposed to mimic human fingers. Yeah you read that right. Perhaps an attempt to remind you that this foam roller cares for you as humanly as possible 🙂
But honestly that could work for some!
This EVA foam roller is soft and gentle and aims to give you a world class therapeutic massage.
This foal roller is available in different sizes and large size is good for back and legs. Comes in various colors also.
Strauss Grid Foam Roller
Final Verdict: May suit more towards the professional athletes, like swimmers, body builders. Some have complaints that the teeth are too strong and some have broken the inner plastic mould within 15 days. But if you need a medium to strong EVA foam roller you can pick this one.
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For the braveheart and for those who need something strong to untie their muscle knots and loosen them up this grid foam roller is perfect for that. I would not try to massage my necks, it might hurt with this model.
There is also a gap in the design that you can lie on your back. And that way the spikes on this grid foam roller will not touch your spine. Heavy pointed spikes on grid foam rollers are a big no for spine or any other joints if that matters.
They also provide some of the best combos of best foam rollers in India. You can get a yoga block, massage ball, hand/feet massager and more.
This is a lightweight EVA foam roller which is soft, there is no odour and this is anti-slip as well.
The usual length of the foam roller is 33cm to 45cm.
Bodylastics Foam Roller Massage Stick
Final Verdict: A really easy to use good quality massage roller stick for anyone. It is a great alternative to general cylinder shaped foam rollers in India. You can adjust the pressure easily, requiring less space for storage and while doing workouts. Also can pinpoint the parts where you want to massage.
The massage stick is really good when you want to pinpoint an area and do not want lie down on the ground or mat. I personally like that I can massage my traps, lower back and thighs with the pressure that I can handle.
The total length of this foam roller stick is 18 inch, handle is ergonomic and the middle part contains 9 massager rollers.
This foam roller massage stick can be used on quads, hamstrings, calves, traps, shoulder, neck, lower back and more. Not on joints.
The handle is made with a premium polypropylene handle with thermoplastic rubber anti-slip mat.
Dr Trust (USA) Long Acupressure Foam Roller
Final Verdict: A normal, usual USA branded foam roller which is not overpriced. If you want grid foam rollers then you can get it.
I do not think that it is from USA and holds any special value but the cost is economical and product is as per the price.
They call a part of their foam roller as 3D massage points, like any other marketing gimmick it is also that. ALmost all foam rollers have these spiked parts which aim to imitate hard fingers, some parts are aimed to imitate thumbs and some are meant to be palm.
It has a weight of 950 grams, almost similar to other foam rollers in this list. Height is 13 inch, 5.5 inch diameter.
ACS wooden roller
Final Verdict: Wood quality could be an issue but it will be a different feeling than a foal roller. You can try local shops, some ayurvedic shops must have them.
I know these are not foam rollers but these are the rollers which I first encountered with wondered can it really help reduce pain?
This is a combo pack consisting of various wooden roller, balls, magnetic mat, rings etc.
There are no detailed instructions on how to use all the items but Youtube will help and in function all the rollers are the same whether those are foam or not.
Strauss Dual Yoga Massage Ball
Final Verdict: This is hard so be cautious when doing self massage. But it is useful when you want to pinpoint muscle pain.
I personally use this one almost daily when I am sitting at home. This also not a typical foam roller but a Yoga dual head ball.
Dual head balls make it easy to hold and apply pressure as needed. And since it is a hard ball, foot massage seems great.
This is also good for massaging the muscles just besides the spine.
Buying Guide to the best foam roller India
If you believe you can endure the pain or not a beginner then go for a closed cell foam roller. These do not have a hole inside and are more dense. These foam rollers in India will be more durable and sturdy for a long run.
If you want to cover the whole back of yours then go for 36 inch foam roller or 40 inch foam rollers. These are generally dense and without any spikes.
If you are focused on quads and calves only and do not need to foam roll your back. Or if you believe you can not handle much pressure or pain then stick to the handheld stick versions. Here you can control the pressure.
If you are a beginner and want to have the best of everything then buy a hollow foam roller. There will be pain, depending on the tightness of your muscles but it will be rewarding as well. You can also buy combo packs which contain mini foam rollers, lacrosse balls, yoga balls and handheld foam roller sticks.
How To Use Foam Roller
I would use foam roller after workout, foam rollers are ot a walk in the park and you should warm up a little. Best time to do foam rolling is after a heavy workout.
Foam rolling helps relieve muscle tightness, soreness and inflammation. I would recommend foam rolling to your cool down session after a workout. You will recover better.
And better recovery may lead to building muscle from foam rolling.
You can foam roll every day, I only do after workouts and my foam rolling sessions are limited to 15 minutes only.
Top muscles to target using the best foam roller exercises
Quads, Hamstrings, calf, Hip flexor, Groin, IT band, Back, Lats, neck. I never really liked foam rolling my deltoids. And to me the most painful was quads.
For quads, you will be on your belly and for rest you will be on your back. Do not roll on the concrete floor. Better use some gym mats.
If you have some active injury then do not use foam roller, take advice of a doctor or physiotherapist first.
And you will see grid foam rollers have three sections, Grid point massage zone, Plain section and another section is striped. Grid points will dig into the muscle and relive more pain but also give you more pain!
Benefits Of Foam Rolling India
I started foam rolling when I realized my tight muscles are making my life painful and making my range of motion short. Sitting 8 hours on a chair and working out takes a toll on your body. Tight muscles can lead to injury thus I started foam rolling. You do not need fancy vibrating foam roller in India at all. The usual ones would do just fine, you can even get yourself wooden versions.
- Foam roller can help release muscle tightness.
- Foam rolling can improve blood flow.
- Can help recover from injuries.
- Can help loosen tight soft tissue.
- Can help in stretching, I use it for upper back and neck stretches.
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