3.19.2011

Rumble Roller Giveaway


Have you ever heard of, or used, a foam roller? Most massage therapists will have these on hand, but several visits to a therapist can get quite expensive. Foam rollers are great to use at home whenever you feel the need. So what is a Rumble Roller? The Rumble Roller is a foam roller with an added bonus. Bumps!

The Roller has "flexible bumps which work like the thumbs of a message therapist, penetrating deeply into your muscle, stretching your fascia in multiple directions."

I visited the Rumble Roller booth at the Arnold Sports Classic Expo just a few weeks ago. The booth was giving demonstrations and I was able to see it first hand. I just had to try one for myself.

The roller is available in two sizes. The smaller roller measures 5" in diameter by 12" long and retails for $44.95. This size is also great for travel. The full size roller measures 6" in diameter x 31" long and retails for $69.95. You will get more body coverage with the larger size.

I must warn those sensitive to smells, when I received my roller and unpackaged it, I was blown away by the overpowering rubber smell. It's a good idea to take it out of it's packaging and set it outside for a while to "air out."

What can this roller do for you and is it worth the purchase? I would have to say, yes. My husband and I have thought about purchasing a foam roller for quite sometime now. We keep up with our chiropractor appointments but wanted some relief in between visits. With a foam roller, and even more so with the Rumble Roller, we can work out sore/stressed muscles in the comfort of our own home, and even while watching TV.

There are several different areas in which you can place the Rumble Roller. Personally for me, I have a love/hate relationship is with my hamstrings. I am not flexible at all! Any type of workout with my legs and my hamstrings are the first to tighten up, causing difficulty walking the next day. By following up my workout with a good stretch of the hamstrings, and drinking lots of water, I can eliminate the unnecessary soreness that usually follows.

I was also diagnosed with scoliosis, (curvature of the spine) and deal with back issues. The Rumble Roller is perfect for stretching out my lower back. I must emphasize you don't really have to roll all around. When I first started experimenting with the Rumble Roller, I was under the impression I would be rolling in a fast motion back and forth. It's not a fast motion at all. At least for me it's not. Just lying there and having the fingers push into your muscle really works them lose. This roller feels quite aggressive at first and will take some getting used to. Remember to relax as best as you can. Tightening up and resisting the roller will only make your muscle soreness worse.

My chiropractor has worked me through some really sore IT Bands (Iliotibial Tract Bands). For those of you who aren't familiar with this verbiage, Google defines it as such: A fibrous thickening of the fascia lata that extends from the iliac crest down the lateral part of the thigh to the lateral condyle of the tibia and that supplies stability and assists with flexion and extension of the knee. What? Well, as I have heard it explained by a few, it's like the casing around a hot dog. It's a thin tissue that surrounds the thigh muscle.  This can also be a VERY painful maneuver with the Rumble Roller, or any foam roller for that matter. Start out by adding more pressure to the supporting arm and foot and slowly work into the IT Bands.


Tuff Phit highly recommends this product. Rumble Rollers can be purchased on Amazon as well as visiting Rumble Roller.com for store locations. I have added the direct link for ordering.

If you don't own one and really want to, then here's your chance to win one FREE! Rumble Roller was kind enough to send me one to giveaway! Just follow these simple steps to be entered:

#1 - Subscribe to Tuff Phit. Once you are subscribed you are entered in ALL giveaways for the life of your subscription. Leave us a comment you are a subscriber for one entry.

#2 - Follow us on Facebook. Leave us a comment on our wall you are entering the Rumble Roller Giveaway. (Suggest Tuff Phit FB page to friends and have them leave us a comment you sent them, for additional entries).

#3 - Tell us why you would like to try the Rumble Roller. Visit the Rumble Roller site and check out all the great moves you can do with your roller. (Winners have been selected based on comment only, so make it a good one.)

Contest will run through the 2nd of April, 2011. You may leave comment each day to increase your chances. A winner will be selected on the 3rd and announced in the comments box and on FB. USA entries only please for shipping purposes.

Good Luck!

30 comments:

trinette said...

I'd love to try the Rumble Roller for tightness in my calves and neck. I also have IT bands problems.
Hope I win!

trinettechow@gmail.com

Rachel said...

I have seen the benefits of foam rolling personally. I too have lots of muscular tightness almost CONSTANTLY throughout my body. I try breath work, meditation, stretching. It seem the roller does help with longer lasting success and I find after using a roller, or using it between sets while working out I get a greater range of motion. Thanks for the wonderful post.

Sharon said...

The foam roller is probably my favorite thing in physical therapy. I have back, neck and shoulder injuries and this is an awesome item to loosen up the muscles in those areas. The Rumble Roller looks like it would have even more added benefits. All I wast is to be without pain and I will try anything. Finances are tough right now but I will keep Rumble Roller in my archives for the future.

Thank You for sharing,

Sharon

lisaray said...

I subscribe.

lisaray said...

This looks like a great idea. I have had issues with my neck and back for most of my life. And right now, as I'm trying to lose weight, I'm exercising more. My low back is, quite frankly, often a mess. If I found I like this, I would also pass on the word to my trainer, who often needs something to help her low back. she has scoliosis and an extra vertebrae. Even so, she trains, does weights, teaches power yoga and aerobics, and runs a lot! Sounds like a good item for her too.

Carrie said...

I subscribe! This would be so great for my husband, he also has a slight scoliosis and has lots of back pain all the time.

Carrie said...

already Like you on Facebook!

bonnie said...

like you on face book, I stand 8hrs a day at work and this sounds like it would be great to use to relieve the stress

Joy said...

I subscribe by email.
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Miranda Ward said...

I subscribe

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Sarah Kopf said...

I would love to be entered to win a Rumble Roller! (I am subscribed.) I was able to try a foam roller recently and LOVED it, however I think the Rumble Roller benefits outweigh it!

Sarah
TheWeatheredWord.blogspot.com

moushka said...

Email Subscriber!

moushka said...

FB Fan: left message!

moushka said...

It would not only be perfect for me but also for my husband who has scoliosis.
He goes to a chiropracter and I go to an Osteopath for back treatment. This would be a good way to maintain, if not eliminate the pain that both of us have.

LittleEagle said...
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LittleEagle said...

I am now an email subscriber

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Anna said...

I am a email subscriber.

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Anna said...

I would love to try this out on my calves and on the back of my neck. I stay tense and always have leg cramps. This seems like a great thing to have for those problems.

Thanks!

baller19822002 at yahoo dot com

imaclutz89 said...

I am a subscriber.

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imaclutz89 said...

I like on FB and left a comment.

http://www.facebook.com/sugarsweet7202/posts/156207904440584

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imaclutz89 said...

I have had neck problems for a while now. Being in college and having to write papers makes the pain so much worse. This looks like it will help my neck problems. I currently see a chiropractor and my boyfriend tries to massage my neck, but it doesn't help. This looks like it will give me the pressure on my neck that I need to help me.

Also, my calves tend to get very tight and I have used one of these to help with that pain before and it works wonders! I have always wanted to get one of these, but I do not have enough money with college loans.

I really think this could help me with my neck pain and would love to win this!

sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

JudyZ said...

I subscribed to your email

JudyZ said...

I like you on facebook as Judy Bushansky

JudyZ said...

I would like to have the Rumble Roller because you can increase pressure on certain areas and it gives deeper relief. I also lack flexibility and the Rumble Roller could help me improve that.

susansmoaks said...

i am a subscriber
fb fan tony l smoaks
i would love this because i need it for my neck and back
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

/\Heather/\ said...

I subscribe
heatherpooh (hotmail)

/\Heather/\ said...

I like you on facebook and left a message.
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/\Heather/\ said...

I visited the site and found out that the surface includes a molded-in antimicrobial additive that helps prevent the growth of bacteria and fungus.
I am a pilates and yoga lovah! Plus, I do all kinds of other exercises, so this is a perfect thing for me. I can't wait to try it!
heatherpooh (hotmail)

Angie Christine said...

Congratulations to David, a long time subscriber of Tuff Phit for being chosen as the Rumble Roller winner. !

Anonymous said...

Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

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