Vibrating Foam Roller FAQ
Are vibrating foam rollers better than non-vibrating rollers?
Whilst we fully embrace the benefits of standard foam rolling, a vibrating foam roller is able to really crank those benefits into high gear! The vibration speeds up the recovery time post-workout, giving your muscles a welcome massage and improving circulation at the same time. Vibration has been found to improve flexibility, strength and power, and also reduces pain from injuries.Who’d pass up an opportunity to get a massage? Not us!
Are vibrating foam rollers worth the cost?
Ever heard the phrase ‘the body is a temple’? Well, in crossfit terms, this is especially true. To push your body to the max, you need to be able to prepare and wind down effectively. So why not invest in yourself? Our Vibr vibrating foam roller is competitively priced, and as with all Emerge products, comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
How do I use a vibrating foam roller?
The beautiful thing about a vibrating foam roller is that it can be used in a multitude of ways (link to blog on Vibr). The key things to bear in mind are to start off with short, slow rolls on areas of tension, building up to longer, slower and more relaxing strokes as you become used to the vibration. It can be used on the calves, quads, glutes, hamstrings, back and lats, with each muscle group having targeted exercises to help you get the most out of the roller.
Do vibrating foam rollers actually work?
Yes!! Professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, UFC, MLB are using vibrating foam rollers to help them recover from intense workouts, and to condition their bodies keeping them at peak performance level, and if it’s good enough for those guys, it’s certainly good enough for you!
Foam rolling helps to ease muscle tension, focuses on sore spots, improves circulation, reduces pain and improves mobility. So, why not give it a try?
Where can I get a vibrating foam roller?
We’re so glad you asked! Get yours here (insert link)
Does a vibrating foam roller work on cellulite?
Although a foam roller cannot eliminate cellulite, it can certainly help to improve the appearance of the skin. Cellulite is caused by fibrous tethers that attach to the fascia, and how much you have will depend on how fat is structured in the body, combined with fluid retention, and age. Foam rolling will help to firm up the skin, and may cause temporary swelling, which makes the skin appear smoother, but it will not eliminate cellulite on its own. You stand the best chance of battling the lumpy devil by drinking plenty of water and exercising, in combination with foam rolling. But don’t forget - Cellulite is nothing to be ashamed of, so if you have it, own it!!
Can I use a vibrating foam roller on my neck?
Foam rolling is targeted at relieving muscle pain, but if you are suffering from neck pain, we would advise seeking guidance from a medical professional. The vibrations from a foam roller can be intense, especially on delicate areas, so we would not recommend you use this to relieve neck pain, as it could do more harm than good.
What does a vibrating foam roller do?
The vibration within the foam roller increases circulation, making it perfect to help warm the body up before physical activity and it assists in the loosening and lengthening of muscles to help the body recover post-workout. The end result is muscles are more relaxed and less stiff, improving mobility, which shows why vibration foam rolling is far more beneficial than regular foam rolling.
How often should I use a foam roller?
We say daily! It does take a while to get used to the vibration, but because our Vibr has three levels of intensity, it allows you to build up your tolerance, and soon you’ll be wondering how you ever managed without one!