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What Other People Say About RumbleRoller

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Below are unsolicited comments from athletes, trainers, and physical therapists:

Network Fitness workshop

"We instruct coaches and athletes in the Alexander Method of Self-Myofascial Release (SMR). They love the Rumble Roller for the ease of use and effective self-care that is possible. With so many Self-Myofascial Release products on the market, the Rumble Roller is like having several products in one. Hands-down, it is an essential part of a SMR tool kit."
Jeff Alexander, Founder, Network Fitness

Jackie Berube

"As an elite athlete in my 40's, Rumble Roller has improved my performance."
Jackie Berube, 4x Olympic Trials participant, Team USA World Team and Pan American Games Team Member and American Record Holder

Kyle Ernst

"I use the Rumble Roller every single day, sometimes three times a day. It cut my warm up and cool down time in half which is great given my busy schedule of attending law school and training at an elite world class level. I never have any aches and pains because of Rumble Roller. Every gym in America should have Rumble Rollers and every athlete from around the world should be introduced to this life changing innovation."
Kyle Ernst, Olympic Training Center Resident Athlete and Team USA World University Team Member

Dr. Mark Cheng

"As a specialist in pain management & rehab medicine, an expert in traditional Chinese medicine, and an international lecturer on functional movement strength & conditioning, I've seen no shortage of pain relief devices come across my path and my desk. While it can be said that many such devices are helpful if used within the proper context, I've seen very few devices or training tools that impressed me nearly as much as the Rumble Roller."

"When I first saw the Rumble Roller on OPTP.com, the device looked downright medieval and too painful to apply for self-myofascial release (SMFR) protocols. Yet, upon trying it, I was pleasantly surprised at how the rubber nubs felt more like the fingers of a trained soft-tissue therapist - not too rigid to be uncomfortable, and not too soft to lack effectiveness. The staggered layout of the nubs allow for side-to-side rolling to be more effective as well. Instead of being limited to a long-axis rolling application, the Rumble Roller allows for tremendous therapeutic benefit for areas that are usually too delicate or too narrow to access with a traditional roller."

"I have introduced the Rumble Roller to clients, colleagues, students, and patients across the world to great acclaim and look forward to seeing it more widely distributed internationally in the years to come!"
Dr. Mark Cheng, L.Ac., Ph.D., FMS, RKC TL, Chief Instructor - Kettlebells of Los Angeles, Clinic Director - Chung Hua Institute

"We have been using the large blue rumble roller for over a year now with our athletes.  We also have over 20 different foam rollers of varying density and sizes.  Every athlete that uses the rumble roller for the first time immediately notices that it has a much different end result than other rollers on the market.  When athletes come in the gym, they immediately walk by the other rollers and grab the Rumble roller..it is especially versatile and even works well with the larger, more muscular athletes -- more so than any other roller.  We use it often and highly recommend that every gym should have at least 1."
Jeremy S. Hoy, MS, CSCS, PES, USAW, Director of Physical Preparation, Finish First Sports Performance


"It's been pretty popular with our athletes and staff."
Eric Cressey, MA, CSCS, President and Co-founder, Cressey Performance


"One of the best investments I made in the last couple of years - the Rumble Roller. I haven't had any soft tissue injuries at all no matter how hard I train, and I believe this tool is a big reason why."
John Meadows, CSCS, CISSN, Founder, Mountain Dog Diet


"I just got my Rumble Roller today and I love it. I like it much more than traditional foam rollers for SMR purposes."
Bret Contreras, CSCS, a.k.a. The Glute Guy


"I have just purchased your product and am in love with it!  I have used foam rollers for over ten years and have never had such a great response from one. The design is brilliant, the material is brilliant and the final product works like magic!"
Mark Reifkind, Master RKC Instructor, Girya Kettlebell Training


"I am 65 years old and have run most of my life until ten years ago. I started getting calf cramps that were unbelievably painful and debilitating. I consulted a number of doctors and talked to lots of runners, but nobody came up with a solution that worked for me--until about three months ago when I was buying a pair of running shoes for my daughter and spotted the rumble roller in the running store. I talked to the sales person and he said it just might help with my problem. In the past  had tried a smooth  roller and it didn't help much, so I was doubtful but willing to give it a try because I missed running so much."

"I purchased the travel sized roller, took it home, worked on my calfs and hamstrings and went for a very short run. No cramps. I used the roller both before and after my run. Next day, i did the same thing and increased to about a mile and a half. Rolled before and after and still not cramps. I kept this up for a couple of weeks, increasing to about 4-5 miles and still no cramps. I am now training with my daughter for a half-marathon in the spring. For me, the Rumble Roller has been an absolute miracle. My work takes me to some remote parts of the world and the little Rumble Roller is now an essential item in my suitcase. It is great help after long flights or drives. Also, three days ago I was in the mountains and went for an 8 1/2 hike. No cramps but the roller was a welcome sight when I returned to base."
Greg K., runner


"YOU'RE SO RIGHT about it obliterating the QL's -- I have a 'spot' on the right side that it hits hard - GREAT!"
Tom Seabourne, Ph.D., Professor of Exercise Science


"I just received the Rumble Roller, did a session with it, and compared to the foam rollers I've used, including the new textured roller by Trigger Point...I LOVE the Rumble Roller."
Ben Greenfield, CSCS, 2008 Personal Trainer of the Year


"I have only used two sessions on this roller.  Neither of which have gone over 10 minutes.  In both sessions I was able to release so many knots (most of which I did not know I had!).  In short, I was AMAZED!"
Carter Irvin, IKFF Certified Kettlebell Instructor


"It's a great product."
Mary Thode, DPT, Founder, Vertex Physical Therapy


"I found it very helpful for my lower and upper back, it hits a few spots that the normal foam roller cannot contact. It was SO tough on my IT bands so I'll have to work into that one."
Callie Durbrow, CSCS*D, USAW Sports Performance Coach


"The Rumble Roller is awesome for this and by far the best type of roller I've ever used."
Dave Tate, Founder and CEO, Elite Fitness Systems


"I am a huge fan and several of my friends have purchased the roller also.  I have some significant SI, back, hamstring issues - and currently use both a tennis and softball, but once you've rumbled, its just not the same."
Donna Rice, triathlete


"The rumble roller is one of the best investments for my back I have made. The quality & feel is un-matched!"
Greg Zook, Owner, Zook Studios


"I've had good feedback from guys that have used it within the training centre where I work. The majority of guys like it and use it as an alternative to the regular roll."
Dr. Ryan J. Hoover, BSc, DC, CSCS, ART Provider, Back & Body Health


"I've been using a foam roller to roll out my back, IT bands, calves, and just about every part of my body after a solid CrossFit workout but nothing has compared to this. My CrossFit gym has been carrying this for a short while now and I think it's one of the most effective rollers out there... it hurts like hell to roll on it but works like magic. I ran just over 6000m of hill repeats the other day and my knees were killing me. I knew if I didn't do something I'd be crippled for a few days and the eccentric load on the joints was a bit much. Paul, the owner of CF Colosseum suggested I try this roller... so I did. No pain the next day! My knees felt great!!"
Joanna Zdrojewska, personal trainer


"Good for the quads and ITB and Thoracic spine."
Scott van Niekerk, PT, Wholistic Physical Therapy


"I wanted to share my experience with the Rumble Roller.  I purchased the large blue and small black per the recommendation on your web site. I started using them in January 2013. I had been using a traditional foam roller for 3 1/2 years and it was no longer effective. I had been suffering with IT Band syndrome and hip bursitis, and nothing was helping. I had seen your product advertised with OPTP. I liked the fact that these rollers had spikes and that they would provide better self-myofacial release. I was right. It hurt to use these rollers at first and they did cause some bruising. It took several months before I could use 2 legs to roll over my IT band with the blue roller. These rollers did the trick and I am no longer having issues with IT Band syndrome and hip bursitis. I have recommended your products to several people. My chiropractor purchased one and is recommending to his patients. Thank you for making such wonderful products. I use them every day and it has truly made a difference in my running."
Carol Gore, runner and triathlete


"Yes, I know it looks like a torture device. But just find one and lie on it. Your body will thank you."
Jennifer Stahl, Editor, Pointe Magazine


"Awesome."
Shawn Phillips, Founder and CEO, Full Strength Nutrition

MobilityWOD Episode 206/365

Kelly Starrett, DPT authors this popular blog, which provides daily tips on improving mobility. In this episode he introduces the RumbleRoller:


Kelly also makes use of the RumbleRoller in episodes 207, 215, 216, 223, 225, 230, 238, 241, 245, 246, 248, 249, 254, 258, 264, and 279.

Eddie Kone Rumble Roller Testimonial

Professor Eddie Kone is the founder of the Eddie Kone Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in London.

RumbleRoller Review

Perry Nickelston, DC of the Pain Laser Center is an expert in myofascial therapy. Here are his thoughts on the RumbleRoller:

RumbleRolling Your IT Bands

Dave Holmes is a Canadian physical therapist with a passion for cycling. In this video he talks about his use of the RumbleRoller:

Foam Roller

Ben Greenfield is a NSCA-certified trainer, triathlon coach, and host of the popular Get Fit Guy podcast. In this video he discusses and demonstrates the RumbleRoller:

RumbleRoller Beastie Massage Ball Review

Ronin Runner is a runner who travels the country and blogs about his experiences. In this video he compares the RumbleRoller Beastie to other massage balls he's used:

How To Maximize The Benefits Of Stretching

In this Fit Perez video, Scott Malin of Dynamics of Motion explains why stretching alone isn't enough:

RumbleRoller for Recovery and Injury Prevention

Darrell Wesh discusses the importance of recovery and his experience with the RumbleRoller:

Darrell Wesh

"Every athlete envisions days of stardom and brilliance, days where all the hard work and fortitude finally piece together to fruition. Ask any athlete the key to physical success and the answer's almost guaranteed to be 'hard work'. The question has almost become rhetorical because even the upper echelon athletes stand by such a verdict and little else. Unfortunately, your body can only be pushed to its limits for oh so long."

"Injury is often the byproduct of 'hard work' gone unchecked. Yes, checked. What athletes fail to fathom is that the role of recovery is just as important as the role of training. You break your muscles down then you rebuild. It's a simple process that becomes increasingly complex when you add nasty variables like adhesions and trigger points to the mix. Without proper recovery protocol, performance-inhibiting lesions develop within the musculature. These barriers impede proper blood flow and contractile ability causing the muscles to fatigue quicker, recover slower and just plain perform worse. You know the best option is a deep tissue massage to work the knots out. But if you plan on working hard every day how can you afford such a procedure daily? Thankfully, that's where the Rumble Roller comes into the equation."

"The Rumble Roller is a foam roller with a demonic appearance like that of a torture device. It has many little raised 'bumps' along its surface that makes rolling look dreadfully uninviting. In fact, it most resembles the design of a muscle recovery product called the Muscletrac, albeit on steroids. I had been looking for a long time for a foam rolling product with that 'penetrative bump' design and I had finally found it. The problem with most stick rollers is their limited use. Upper body exercises with them for self myofascial release plain and simply sucks. You can't efficiently target the lumbar region, the lats, the neck, the traps or anywhere effectively for that matter."

"As an elite track and field sprinter I came in with the knowledge that all your muscles work together as a whole system. Biomechanically, if one part failed then another part (muscle) would compensate for that one's short-givings and then that particular muscle would become overworked and another would have to overcompensate. This chain reaction would happen gradually if recovery was overlooked; it would creep up on the athlete until injury ultimately occurred."

"That is why even utilizing the best 'stick roller' products I still felt them vastly inadequate in my endeavors for full body recovery. The Rumble Roller has successfully satisfied that aim and has become the foundation for my recovery efforts. I can effectively target and isolate any part of my body that I want. It works magic for hip flexor tightness, especially for the gluteus medius which chronically gets tight and has the hamstrings overcompensating for it (hint: That's probably the reason your hamstring is tight!)"

"I worked my lats for the first time with this by rolling underneath my armpits and was surprised as to how tender the muscle was and how trigger point riddled they had become due to years of neglect. Even my pecs (yes I rolled those too) were astonishingly painful as well as my lower back. The bumps are rigid enough to dig deep into the meat of the muscle and seem to erase the pain felt in just moments. The addition of the technique of 'rocking' side to side adds a whole dimension of agonizing goodness to the mix. Much like cross fiber friction massage this technique really gets in deep and erodes those knots that an 'up and down' motion can't fix. It's painful... very painful, but once you do it a few times it becomes your favorite part of the day. It's almost too easy to get carried away because the results are so amazing. I spend AT LEAST an hour rocking and rolling away every other day just to make sure my muscles are clean and knot free. The threat of injury has become laughable now, even in a high risk event such as sprinting."

"I no longer feel heavy or tight anymore. Ever. Even with the stick roller products I would get tight. It seemed like they were more for treatment and never prevention because they simply could not get to those other muscles to fix my biomechanics."

"There are few things that can triumph over this product in terms of aiding in physical endeavors. It seriously kicks any recovery supplements butt despite being a totally different category of aid. You can feel free to push it in practice knowing Rumble Roller is always there to help you recover AND prevent injury. That's just something a recovery mix can't do. Instead of spending money on powders or pills promising insane recovery acceleration, spend it on something that actually works first."

"I have heard comments about how this product is better than a professional massage. Sure I've gotten them before, deep tissue and the works. The comparison between self myofascial release with the Rumble Roller and professional massage is laughable though. This thing could put masseurs out of business easy. The paramount reason being is that it's YOU who's giving yourself the massage... You know where it hurts and you can feel the trigger points and knots a heck of a lot better than any therapist. It helps that it's a one-time purchase as well. Did I mention that the Rumble Roller is one hell of a sturdy product? It can handle a lot of weight, much more than conventional foam rollers and it doesn't lose its shape or hardness."

"In short, I am in love with this product. I was always a believer when I first laid eyes on it. I have the Muscletrac and that had been my pride and joy for quite some time. The Rumble Roller is like the big brother of that-hell-the Dad. It has almost rendered it-and all other stick roller products-obsolete, the only advantage being their portability. Regardless, I wouldn't hesitate to try and stuff this in my bag during any travels I may take."

"I believe with this product... STI has created an inexpensive tool that brings the benefits of professional massage to the average athlete without compromise. If everyone were educated on myofascial release and its effects governing biomechanics, then there would be a phenomenal drop in injuries... because everyone would have the Rumble Roller. It is truly something that no serious athlete should be without."

"All massage products are rated in comparison to a professional massage. If there was a score higher than a 10 then the Rumble Roller would get it."

Darrell Wesh, HS National Champion at 60m, Gatorade 2010 VA Athlete of the Year, D1 Track and Field Athlete

Edge the Weimaraner on the RumbleRoller

Dogs are often attracted to the RumbleRoller (a new chew toy?!), so we normally recommend storing it out of their reach. There are exceptions, though. Edge is obviously a very smart dog. :-)

Edge the Weimaraner

"I thought I would share this with you. My dog is an athlete (hunting, agility, rally obedience, etc.) and he is used to his regular chiro adjustments and massages.  He is very good at knowing what he needs. Well, he has been watching me use the rumble roller and we had a long day at a trial this weekend and when I used it, he decided to join me. I thought it was so cute I went to get the camera and he stayed on it. He knew it would help him! He actually stayed on it for quite awhile."

A Few of Our Favorite RumbleRoller Tweets

Love for the RumbleRoller in 140 characters or less:
tweet If my place is burnin down, I'm going back in for the Rumble Roller. It's THAT awesome. Buy travelsize one & use on traps. Lean against wall.
@TaraGreenFlyFit

tweet Is it true John Mellencamp's Hurts So Good is about a Rumble Roller?
@jbinfrisco

tweet I love my stick but I tried this rumble roller today and it was the best assault my muscles have ever experienced.
@PreamDream

tweet Olympic weightlifting shoes and RumbleRoller arrived today. Operation squat big starts later this week.
@JeromiePreas

tweet My new fav roller is the Rumble Roller ...serious foam rolling. It's not your mama's foam roller.
@RachelCasanta

tweet Playing with my new Rumble Roller this baby isn't for the faint hearted! the noise coming out of me today was seriously X-rated! lol
@vvfitness

Industry Awards

USA Weightlifting The Official Roller of USA Weightlifting

SARI gold Sweatshop Awards for the Running Industry 2012 & 2013
Best Injury Prevention/Recovery Product

Additional RumbleRoller Reviews

The following excerpts are from RumbleRoller reviews and discussions on other websites:

American Council on Exercise (ACE)  > Editors Review: RumbleRoller

Editor's rating: 5/5 stars
"All models of the RumbleRoller were very easy to use as they rolled well and had a good surface for massaging the muscle tissue. We found the blue model a good density for most people and the black model useful for someone with deep tissue soreness and adhesions."  more...

JP Fitness Forums > Super Foam Roller... Or Super Waste of Money?

"If I were in charge of their marketing and website, I would advertise how INCREDIBLY effective the RumbleRoller is at fixing tight hip flexors. It took me only 1–2 weeks of daily usage to finally, finally, finally loosen them up, and for me, that is worth the price of this product alone."  more...

JP Fitness Forums > I <3 my rumble roller

"Its a roller with spikes on it and it is way better than a regular foam roller - gets to the muscle easier and gets rid of the knott/tenderness/achyness/burn (whatever you want to call it)."  more...

Life Out of the Box > Muscle Tissue Lovin'

"I ordered one recently and it is fabulous! The day I got it, I used it on my calves. Normally with foam rolling, it feels like the knot in my calf is just getting moved around and not broken down like it needs to be. The lacrosse ball works, but takes a while due to the small surface area. The Rumble Roller worked perfectly. It felt like I was simultaneously rolling 4 lacrosse balls on my calf."  more...

Dragon Door Forum > Tight IT bands when squating

"This roller is fundamentally different. It is not just more 'painful' but moves the muscles/fascia around in a much differerent way. it's the difference between an forearm slide and a thumb during a deep tissue massage. the knobs manipulate the tissue in a completely unique way."  more...

Dragon Door Forum > Hip flexor problem... Pavel?

"I just got a Blue RumbleRoller. It's hard to describe just how awesome this thing is. It's like starting foam rolling all over again."  more...

Zach Dechant Sports Performance Training > Rumble Roller

"The first time I used the rumble roller I was a little disappointed.  I’m used to using a 4" round PVC pipe for my soft tissue work and the rumble roller just felt too soft.  It seemed like I was taking a step back to a softer material.  But after a few weeks of work with the roller I quickly realized this wasn’t the case at all."  more...

WOD Almighty > Recovery Pt. II: Foam Rolling

"The Rumble Roller is absolutely no joke. This thing is insane. It's basically a firm foam roller with hard little nubs surrounding it. The nubs provide an advanced level of kneading and pulling as you roll, and at first I was in absolute agony using this thing. But over time, just like with it's traditional predecessor, the Rumble Roller has now become pretty standard during my evening recovery exercises."  more...

Bicycling Magazine Gear & Bike Review  > RumbleRoller

"The experience is intense. When the roller came into my office (blue, original density), I immediately plopped my IT band down on it and proceeded to roll away with all my weight and nearly hit the ceiling. I backed off a bit and was still undecided if I liked this rough new 'masseuse.' Then I rolled on my back and was sold. It worked out all my hard to hit kinks with just three or four rolls. I felt better immediately."  more...

Athlete Treating Athletes > RumbleRoller Review

"The knobs themselves are soft so you don’t have to worry about hitting bone and they are positioned so that they build on each other. As you roll over one, it provides a stretch to the muscle so that the next knob can sink in deeper."  more...

Recover Your Stride > What is a Physiatrist???

"I have used many different types of foam rollers, but I think I have found that best foam roller ever made. I have been using this for two weeks and it is quite a monster and can hit muscles in ways that a traditional foam roller cannot and it feels better than it looks as it can really isolate tight spots and trigger points."  more...

Kill Fat Me > Hitting Deep Muscle Pain and Tightness with the RumbleRoller

"I've had a hard time finding a massage therapist that can give me a hard enough massage to really work the tight spots in my Scapular and Trapezius muscles. I've only been using the RumbleRoller for about 24 hours, but already I can feel how well it works. It is certainly a lot more painful than my other foam roller, which will take some getting used to. But wow, my shoulders feel so much better after rolling on it."  more...

The Body Forge > Rumble Roller Review

"I hate these things. And by hate I mean they are probably one of the smartest (albeit slightly expensive) purchases I have made all year. The Rumble Roller offers something the standard foam roll, pipe, ball, whatever can not offer - small nubs that will actually dig into soft tissue to help further remove knots and loosen up tight muscles." 

Monster vs Beast > And on the seventh day, there was rest...

"This thing is amazing once you get past the ridiculous amount of pain you experience due to muscle tightness when you first start using it. After my marathon, I had some IT Band issues that caused knee pain and I ended up in physical therapy because of it. I've been using the Rumble Roller faithfully ever since and haven't run into any further issues."  more...

Dr. TriRunner > Tried it Tuesday // How do you ROLL?

"Not for the faint of heart – the surface of this bad boy will work you over like a physical therapist… with a desire to make you squirm." 

Detroit Runner > RumbleRoller foam roller review

"The RumbleRoller was a HUGE surprise for me in my testing. Given that I have used a foam roller in the past, I thought there might be a small difference between what I use today and the RumbleRoller. WOW, was I wrong!!!! The deepness that this gives you is like nothing else I have used."  more...

The Insaniac > P90X2 Recovery + Mobility

"I have had a horribly tight groin (just in my right leg for some odd reason) and spent extra time stretching it everyday before and after my Insanity/Asylum/P90X workouts for the last year, and it's never gone away. However, after one session with the Rumble Roller, my groin is no longer tight. It completely released the excess tension in a single session."  more...

Traveling Workout > RumbleRoller

"It hurts like heck. But it's one of those things that hurts and is uncomfortable at first, but you come out of it feeling soooo much better, so much more loose, so much more open and flexible. And I can't say this enough, RumbleRoller, RumbleRoller, RumbleRoller. If you are looking for an excuse to get the P90X2 Ultimate Package, this is it!"  more...

How Do I Get Fit > Tales of the Rumble Roller

"The Roller knocked the pain and tension the heck out with a knobby TKO."  more...

Life's 2 Wheel Balance > Rumble Roller - P90X2 Madness

"I can see how the rumble will help with all forms of fitness, not just in P90X2 but also with my cycling. You know those sore muscles we get after a long ride will feel right as rain after a run through for 30 minutes with this beast. There's not a spot on your body that this thing can't seem to make feel better after rolling on it for a few minutes. I see a lot of rolling around on the floor in my future."  more...

Promise to be Fit > Ready to Rumble with the Rumble Roller

"I completed a couple of warmups and one workout with the Rumble Roller and as soon as I started using it, I was convinced that this is going to be one of my most used pieces of exercise equipment."  more...

On My Way to Sparta > The Mighty Rumble Roller

"Have you ever laid down and rolled around on a pile of #4 crushed limestone rock? I have. Don't ask why. If you have, then you should already possess with a significant amount of certainty knowledge of what a Rumble Roller feels like."  more...

TeamCorpsFitness > Rumble Roller - It hurts so good!

"In the evening, when my back is hurting, I simply get on the floor with the rumble roller and use the power of gravity and my own weight to kneed out my tightest knots and sorest muscles. Despite my initial hesitation, my back and sore muscles are grateful everyday for the rumble roller." 

Pure Performance Training > A Beginner's Guide to Self Myofascial Release

"If you have more experience rolling, and want to dial-up the intensity, try out the RumbleRoller."  more...

Prior Fat Girl > Rumble Roller

"My gosh, that Rumble Roller has most assuredly saved lives."  more...

The Cellulite Investigation > Do Foam Rollers Work on Cellulite?

"I am now officially addicted to the Rumble Roller.  I honestly cannot tell you if it does a thing for cellulite because I've used it solely to target The Knot every day since I discovered the standing technique.  I'll move on to the legs eventually, but the Rumble Roller has already paid for itself as far as I'm concerned.  It's even better than most of the professional massages I've experienced."  more...

The Cellulite Investigation > The Poor Man's Massage

"In the initial review of my new RumbleRoller, I made the statement that using a foam roller 'is even better than most of the professional massages I've experienced' (at least when it comes to the actual massaging action - I still miss the instant relaxation that comes with the spa atmosphere).  I've been using my foam roller consistently for a month now, and I stand by that original claim."  more...

16-bit Sirens > Fitness Challenge Wrap-Up: Week 8

"Switching to a Rumble Roller from a standard foam roll was a simultaneously exciting and terrifying thought. If a nice smooth roll hurt that much, what would happen when all those pointy knobs had at my muscles? Amazing, astounding, ridiculously fantastic relief is what happens. Having sat through my share of deep tissues massages when dealing with a back injury some time ago, I had some idea what to expect – the knobs really do mimic the feeling of actual hands working on you – but the ability to control when and where those push is incredible."  more...

Lean Bodies Fitness Forum > Rumble Roller

"I just got one of these bad ass 'foam rollers' today and immediately gave it a try. Talk about a massive difference b/w this and my white foam roller. I actually feel something with this one."  more...

IronGarm Forum > RumbleRoller

"I've done everything from the bottom of my feet up to the neck area. I would still probably use something for a particularly hard to reach area like a lacrosse ball, but this thing hits a lot of areas well. It is the closest thing to a hands on massage that I have experienced."  more...

IronGarm Forum > Foam roller recommondation plz

"Once you try a Rumble Roller, I think you'll wonder why you spent time on the other ones."  more...

IronGarm Forum > Foam roller comparisons

"Get the rumble roller. It's as close as you can get to a deep tissue massage. Regular roller only compresses the tissue, the rumble roller actually digs in and stretches."  more...

Steve in a Speedo > Does It Work: The RumbleRoller

"When I foam roll, I never feel like I can roll through my hamstrings enough - I don't have enough body weight to put enough force on my hammys. But being the RumbleRoller is more 'aggressive', it works better through my hammys."  more...

Jonny's Atlantic Challenge > Fri 23 Sept 2011

"I got myself a rumble roller as my pvc pipe roller wasn’t getting deep enough to cause any difference. I can let you all know that this was a good investment and would highly recommmend it." 

Bradley Barnes Personal Training > Rumble roller review

"The first time is definitely different and pretty painful but didn't really seem hugely different. However having now used it a number of times over the past weeks I have to say WOW" 

Life in Cowtown > Back in the saddle again!

"I spent about an hour with it the first night I got it, and holy cow, it's the greatest self treatment tool I've ever used. Painful, but excellent. My calves have not been so loose since I was a kid, my right forearm which had a suspicious tingle I thought was the start of carpal tunnel is gone, my quads are looser, and so on. I use it on traps, neck, lats, and even arms which are surprisingly sore. After using it, my deadlift went up by 20 lbs, just like that..."  more...

Breaking Muscle > Product Review: Rumble Roller

"While the knobs take a little getting used to, they do seem to provide added benefit. The ease with which I can clean the roller and its durability are also big plusses in my book. Overall, if you're looking to upgrade your roller, the Rumble Roller is the way to go."  more...

Breaking Muscle > Product Review: RumbleRoller Beastie Balls, Bar and Stands, and Hook

"The spacing of the balls also works well for massaging your spinal erectors. So any of you who’ve spent your time taping tennis balls together, you can now upgrade to something more professional looking (and more effective). The depth of the bumps on the balls also allows you to have a very different experience from a device like The Stick, which is smooth and flat.."  more...

Studio Veena Forum > Rumble Roller

"This thing is heaven! It is a roller studded with little 'thumb-like' protrusions that work the fascia and release it like nothing I've ever felt. It's not for the faint of heart. But if you've worked up to the black foam roller, you can definitely handle this one. Love it!!"  more...

Runner's World Forum > New to Foam Rolling

"I have both the Grid (Trigger Point Foam Roller) and the Rumble Roller. Oh, and also the Quadballer from TP. I don't hurt as much when I use the Grid or Quadballer but boy, I almost screamed in pain when I first used the Rumble Roller!"  more...

ExRx Forum > prickly underarm pain

"If you have a roller, lie on your side with your arm straight and roller under your underarms and stay there until you feel loose. I do that with the rumble roller, dont have anymore problems now."  more...

BodyBuilding.com Forum > The Rumble Roller

"I have been foam rolling for quite a while but this thing takes it to a new level. I often used my hard bouncing medicine balls to roll my legs so I thought I was in pretty good shape. The rumble roller brings tears to my eyes doing my hamstrings and IT bands."  more...

BodyBuilding.com Forum > The Rumble Roller

"OMG!!! This freak is bad ass. I got the firm and it's a torturous undercover freak device. If you've ever used the black high density foam rollers then your in for a treat."  more...

BodyBuilding.com Forum > Rumble Roller Review

"I picked one of these up at the Arnold and really like it. When I do squats and deadlifts my lower back gets really tight and sore for about two days. This thing relieves the soreness..."  more...

BodyBuilding.com Forum > Which RumbleRoller should I get?

"My recommendation would be to buy both. Initially you use both of them (one on the lower back and one on the upper back) at the same time. It is less painfull when your weight is distributed over two rollers rather than one. You can then up the intensity by swapping them so that the stiffer one is under the area you are focusing on"  more...

T-Nation Forum > Extra Firm Rumble Roller

"I used it at my brothers college in their training room and it was the best recovery tool i have ever used, it gets 10xs deeper than a normal foam roller and i felt great, so im dying to get my hands on one!..."  more...

Pendlay Forum > Blue Collar Recovery

"As for the massage, I try to get one once a month, but in the meantime I use a rumble roller... Which, I declare to be absolute MAGIC."  more...

Prohormone Forum > Foam Rollers Anyone?

"Buy yourself a Rumble Roller and use it for 5-10 mins 2x/day. Your body will thank you."  more...

Video Fitness Forum > Grid 2.0 Foam Roller vs Rumble Roller

"I received the rumble roller today and let me tell you that baby is painful. It's a delicious pain (if that's possible) but it goes deeper than the regular foam roller."  more...

ankle injury. athlete, stay fit! > RumbleRoller Review

"Its tough to understand the power of the Rumble Roller unless you use it for a week. But i am a very thrifty man, and id happily shell out the cash for another one."  more...

Healthy Habits > 9 Ways to Make Your Workouts Less Sucky

"Lately, I have been using a Rumble Roller. It’s softer than my previous roller, but those knobs really do the trick on my IT bands and tight hip muscles."  more...

Low Back Pain Resource > Our Review of the Rumble Roller

"The rumble roller is great, because of the ridges all over it that kind of resemble fingers when you roll them on your muscles.  It really helps you get into the muscles, especially more difficult places with smaller muscle groups.  And we absolutely love it for the upper and middle back.." 

Chris Vaughn Training Log > Raw B.C. Training Week 2

"I really have to mention the RumbleRoller Extra Firm. I got this thing a couple of weeks ago and I love it. The little nubs really work the trigger points in my back, shoulders, and quads. I'm converting from the AXIS Foam Roller (36"X6" - BLK)--which is still a great product--to the RumbleRoller exclusively."  more...

SwingWorks > RumbleRoller

"This thing doesn’t compress your muscle tissue, it manipulates it, just like your masseuse would." 

Tuff Phit > Rumble Roller Giveaway

"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.."  more...

Orange is My Favorite Color > Rumble Roller

"I used to today because I was stiff after a two hour hike through the woods and when I was done, all the stiffness and muscle pain was gone. It's amazing."  more...

The Review Stew > RumbleRoller Review

"I recommend RumbleRollers for all avid exercisers and for people who are prone to muscle injury and muscle soreness! You will love the relief that Rumble Rollers give you, the quality and how long they last you!"  more...

Keep Running Free > The RumbleRoller Foam Roller

"As a runner, I tend not to work muscles other than my core and my legs, but the roller gave me a whole new perspective on how stretching can not only be a tedious daily routine, but also a way to relax, a way to relive stress, and a way to actually relive pain and knots from my muscles." 

Truth2BeingFit > My Hip Hurt. Dynamic Stretching & RumbleRoller

"I love this roller because those little bumps on it really get into the areas I need worked... yes, at first, it took some time getting used to the firmer roller & I worked into it - I did not put my whole weight on it at first.. BUT NOW I AM SOLD!"  more...

Sola Fida > RumbleRoller, Pull-up Bands and Energy & Endurance Formula

"Recovery and Mobility is pretty darn awesome and mostly because of the Rumble Roller... it's the roller from the other side of the tracks - spikes and all. I was grimacing in pain on Wednesday, but I know each time I roll every inch of muscle on my body out, it will only get better." 

Terry Gilmore's Head > P90X2 Review - Foam Rolling   [Rumble Roller]

"Let me just say, I am in love with the thing. I was in a car accident in October, where I was rear-ended badly. My right Lat has been sore since, today was the first time I have found a way to relieve that pain."  more...

Ghetto Gym > Rumble Roller Review

"It's more intense than a regular roller so my sessions on it have been short, but it feels like I’m getting a deeper massage (as in deeper into the tissues) in a shorter period of time."  more...

Vertical Jumping > Rumble Roller: A Great Way to Improve Your Vertical Jump Training

"The more localised pressure points really help you find tight spots that a regular foam roller misses."  more...

If You Never Tri > The Rumble Roller

"It hurts like a b*%ch, but it is worth it. It's around $75 but I'm happy that I spent the extra money. There is no comparison between the foam rollers that I've used at the YMCA and this thing."  more...

Evelution Revolution Fitness > Product Review: Rumble Roller

"I’ve personally been using mine for about two months now (I have the short, standard-density one) and I’ve added about 3 inches to my squat depth... Mine is used multiple times a day, including my own SMR sessions, and still looks like I bought it yesterday. These things are practically indestructible." 

Risa Lynch > Rumble Roller

"When you first start using it, you may feel as if you have no idea what you’re doing, that's how I felt, but as I continued to use it I was able to find those knots and feel when they released. You will really feel good after using the Rumble Roller, and you'll find that you're more flexible."  more...

My Vitalocity > The Rumble Roller: A recovery device that actually does it all

"If I had only known about this sooner, I would have been able to push harder in my workout routines."  more...

Bradley Stroberg > Self Inflicted

"Using your body weight to help hard bumps push into your muscles isn't exactly fun but the results are immediate. Definitely saves on those massage bills if you can inflict that pain on yourself day after day."  more...

Weight Loss Tactics > Rumble Roller Reviews

 I have been 'rolling' on the knot and I let the Rumble Roller really get into my trigger points, and the relief is amazing to say the least."  more...

Why We Not Hit Hard > Review: RumbleRoller Foam Roller

"One interesting property of the nubs is that they allow you to move not only up and down but side to side too - allowing you to really dig in where you need it."  more...

Girl Heroes > Rock'n and Roll'n with the Rumble Roller: A Review

"Before using the Rumble Roller I was using a conventional smooth roller. It was serving its purpose but it seemed like no matter how much I used it (along with mobility drills) my achey hamstring (I pulled one of my hamstrings when I was doing taekwondo) would not stop acting up. I've been using the Rumble Roller for over a month now and, I kid you not, the pain in my my hamstring has all but disappeared."  more...

John Phung > Black Rumble Roller Review

"I find that my mobility is increased after rolling my back, IT band, quads, adductors and whatever muscles I’m forgetting. I can squat deeper without any aches if I do some foam rolling before touching a barbell. The Rumble Roller has now become an essential tool for my warm ups."  more...

Born to Plod > The Beast

"If used correctly, a normal foam roller will cause a fair bit of discomfort, with a wince-factor similar to having your nostril hairs plucked out by a stout Dutch milkmaid. The Rumble Roller is a different beast entirely though. The very moment I started using it, I knew that this was going to be a love/hate relationship the like of which the world has never seen."  more...

Born to Plod > Product test: Rumble Roller Beastie

"Although the Beasties do a similar job to their Daddy the Rumble Roller, there are a few key differences. I’ll always opt for a roller if I’m working on the legs, but the Beastie does a fantastic job of getting into some of the harder to reach trigger points. Over the last couple of months I’ve been suffering from a bit of tightness around my glutes and piriformis, and I found the X-firm Beastie worked wonders here, seeking out the troublesome knots and obliterating them like a tiny knobbly Bobba Fett."  more...

Home-Gym-Bodybuilding > Rumble Roller Review

"After using my rumble roller (small, black 36% firmer) I can say my doms is almost completely gone the next day after a leg workout. I now finish every workout by taking only five minutes to message the muscle I worked. THE RUMBLE ROLLER IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND BETTER THAN ANY SUPPLEMENT I HAVE EVER TAKEN FOR RECOVERY!"  more...

Primordial Performance Forum > R U M B L E R O L L E R

"just got one, wanted a while ago, passed, was convinced by o'ryan and rodja recently. AMAZING..........love this thing, BUY IT!!! get the extra firm for the denser guys." 

Living in the BIG RING > RumbleRoller to the Rescue

"I have found something much better than any massage therapist could do.  I have started using the RumbleRoller, and holy cow, it is AWESOME."  more...

Nick Momrk > Rumble Roll

"It's the best purchase I've made in a long time. I've been rolling several times a day since I got it and it's making a big difference in my recovery and how sore I get.  I went with a 30" for about $70 but may also pick up a small one for traveling. It's that good!"  more...

HOWtoBEAST > Review: RumbleRoller

"The thing is awesome. I have gone from rolling just my lower back every few days to rolling my hamstrings, calves, glutes, hips, quads, IT band, lower, middle, and upper back every night. I feel like straight sex afterwards. Days following a leg workout, forget about it: the glutes and IT band are unreal. Back is satisfying every time." 

Day by Day with Dr. Hiram S > Rumble Roller... Takes the pain away!

"I have saved thousands of dollars not seeing a massage therapist. Worth every penny!"  more...

Foam Roller Coach.com > Foam Roller World Record Shattered on Mt. Whitney?

"I recently brought my Compact RumbleRoller on a 10-day, 110 mile backpacking trip along the John Muir Trail.  I strapped the compact RumbleRoller to my pack, and in the end I was happy I carried it on the trip."  more...

Ready in 5 (weeks) > Rumble Roller

"This thing is not for the faint of heart, it's not for wimps or sissies, it's for hard core lifters who get tight and can take the pain of the roller."  more...

Put Yourself First > Massage Anywhere with the Rumble Roller

"The first 'hot spot' I came across was in my calves and oh my gosh, I felt it. I wanted to quickly gloss over the pain and move to a more comfortable spot. Still, that would defeat the purpose of the 'release.' So I stuck it out. Eventually the muscle or tension would release and feel better. Just like when you get a massage. It temporarily hurts and then it feels better."  more...

BrinkZone > Your Foam Roller on Steroids

"Personally, I prefer the standard (blue) firmness Rumble Roller. Highly recommended if you already use foam rollers, not recommended for those new to foam rolling for soft tissue/SMFR work as the Rumble Roller is very aggressive."  more...

Luuux > Zeus > Rolling your way back to health!

"The big massive black roller with the knobs sticking out of it was exactly what I needed. After a few sessions of maintenance with the Rumble Roller, all my tightness went away. The knobs on the roller did an amazing job of putting pressure deep into the muscles and help disperse deeply embedded knots." 

Mom So Hard University > Review: RumbleRoller

"It hurts SO good. I'm serious. When you use this thing, just prepare anyone in your house that you will be making bizarre, guttural, animal noises. I didn't realize how much my calves had been bothering me until after my first session with RumbleRoller. Because they felt sooo much better when I was done. All of the leg rolling I do now with RumbleRoller is pure owie-in-a-good-way bliss."  more...

Konfidence by Kortney > Training the inside; Rumble Roller!

"Look- I'm not a rocket scientist.  But I do know quality when I see it.  Despite being a cheap asshole sometimes, products like this I don't mind spending a few extra bucks on.  For one, it's gonna last a lifetime, and for two, my body is worth it."  more...

Vivek Mahbubani > It's rumbling, it's heavy and it's rollin'

"I've always been a fan of foam rolling. But when I saw the Rumble Roller, I was fascinated. And after trying it, I was blown away. Very good stuff."  more...

The Rx Review > Review: RumbleRoller Massage Device

"I train a lot and run into the same problems everyone else does with knots and tightness, especially in my upper back. I have found using the rumble roller on my back helps a lot to keep that area less tense. I find myself using the rumble roller every other day now – because it works!"  more...

The Rx Review > Review: RumbleRoller's Beastie Ball and Bar

"As well as making the Beastie Balls look mean and slick, the bumps on the balls are SUPER effective at relieving muscle tension and targeting trigger points. These bumps make Beastie Balls a lot more effective than other alternatives on the market and kind of like lacrosse balls with horns – devils! I’ve used plenty of massage balls in my life and I can honestly say these Beastie Balls are one of the best at getting in deep and relieving any tension or muscle tightness."  more...

Diary of a Smart Blonde > RumbleRoller = Awesomeness from Heaven Forever and Ever

"I am seriously in love with this thing. I use it pretty much every single night now and I have not had problems with my legs aching since I started using it. Not one single night. Isn't that amazing? I have to say that I think this is one of my favorite purchases ever."  more...

Bike Test Reviews > Self-Massage Bars & Rollers

"If you want to bump it up to a whole 'nuther level, the Rumbleroller is for advanced users who can tolerate more pain as the soft knobbies dig much deeper into the soft tissue. Knots are easily massaged out and there are a number of areas you can work on including quadriceps, adductors, abductors, IT bands, deep glutes, hamstraings, calves, lower back, upper back, lower back, upper back, shoulders, neck, feet and even forearms. This roller comes in 2 sizes, but the longer length roller can also be used for back stabilization and alignment (lying supine on roller). Rumbleroller makes for a very effective solution and is my favorite foam roller."  more...

Prevention > The Coolest New Fitness Tools

"If you have tightness in your upper back or calves, the new RumbleRoller Beastie will have you moaning with hurts-so-good joy."  more...

TriRadar > Rumble Roller Original Review

"A step up from plastic-cored rollers, the Rumble Roller's EVA bumps give your muscles a serious kneading, which can be more painful than traditional foam rollers but gives a deeper – and more satisfying – myofascial release. We found it good for quads, hamstrings, calves and back, but rolling the iliotibial band (ITB) took a little longer to get used to."  more...

Bike Test Reviews > New Beastie Bar from Rumble Roller and why you should have one too

"How well did it work? One word…Fantastic! Removing the stands, I was able to give myself a deep tissue massage on my calves, shins, hamstrings, thighs and glutes. I even worked the lower back. Placing on the wall system, I was able to get my traps, upper back neck and shoulders. Next, putting the stands on the ground, I easily snapped in the Beastie Bar™ and rolled out my calves, hamstrings, glutes and neck. Lastly, while sitting in a chair in front of a computer, I placed the Beastie Bar™ and stands on the floor and am massaging my feet as I write this article."  more...

WOD Connection > Rumble Roller's Beastie Ball Will Get You Hooked

"As an avid fitness enthusiast, my shoulders take a nasty beating. Rumble Roller offers a Beastie Hook to help you reach this hard-to-reach points in your upper back (ingenious), shoulders, and neck. Rather than massaging yourself on your back, this solid steel product allows you to massage yourself while you’re in a comfortable and relaxed position. Personally, I use it all the time while watching movies with my kids. It’s quite simple, the Beastie Ball attaches to one end of the Beastie Hook and you can just go to town. The slight 'spring' in the hook makes maneuvering easy and helps me get into those shoulder crevices and normally can’t."  more...

Keira Andrews > How a Medieval Torture Device Helped Me Get My Groove Back

"At first I could only roll for about ten seconds. But wow, did the RumbleRoller dig in to that tight fascia. I quickly bought my own, opting for the small black roller with the firmest density. In the privacy of my own home, I could moan and gasp and make a ridiculous amount of noise without feeling like I was auditioning for Roller Sluts Get Rumbling in the middle of my gym's quiet stretching area. I've been rolling faithfully since then and — miracle of miracles — haven't had any knee pain. This is monumental for me."  more...

Feelin' Mo' Kenyan > My New Best (and Worst) Masseuse

"I highly recommend this puppy. You can inflict a lot of good and it goes deep."  more...

Hardcore Homemaker > Rumble Roller Review

"This is really a vital piece of equipment to have, simply because you are saving yourself days of recovery. I can get myself 'rolled out' in one day and back to training, versus the three days to recover with out the roller."  more...

Fit Villains > Rumble Roller Beastie

"Don't let the cuteness fool ya! This thing is SERIOUS."  more...

John Koenig > Big and Little Things in the Gym

"Basically, my Rumble Roller provides portable deep tissue massage, or as near as I'm going to get to it at the gym. I've also found my Rumble Roller appears to be indestructible; this one has been torturing/helping me since early March and it's as structurally sound as the day I received it. Two of us use it on a regular basis, and unlike traditional foam rollers, there are no signs of wear."  more...

John Koenig > RumbleRoller's Wonderful new Beastie Line

"Watching competitive athletes quickly get the hang of these aggressive tools, notably the Beastie Hook, made clear to me how longed-for these products are in CrossFit gyms."  more...

Philly.com > Which foam roller is right for you?

"This is the most aggressive foam roller on the market. Yes, it has extra firm spikes on it. A better self massage tool does not exist. It will aid in keeping your muscles pliable and ready to go. This one should only be used when you have worked your way up to it, it can be very painful."  more...

POPSUGAR > The Perfect Runner's Recovery Tools: The Beastie bar and Ball

"The firm bumps direct pressure where I need it most without too much exertion, and I love how I can use it either on its detachable stand (for massaging areas like my calves or IT band) or as a handheld roller bar for shins, quads, and other areas."  more...

Amazon.com > Customer Reviews

"I had resorted to using PVC in place of a standard foam roller, because the foam ones just didn't get in deep enough. The Rumble Roller finds those knots and applies the right amount of pressure without making you want to pull away."  more...

Elite Fitness Systems > User Feedback

"It has just the right amount of firmness, and the 'bump' really dig deep in the tissues. I have tried a PVC pipe, but it really seems to run into my bones in some areas. Also, because it has no give, doesn't spread around the muscles well. The RR seems to solve those issues, and is really a great addition for someone who is looking for the 'next' level of rolling to get deep into the muscles."  more...

Tumblr > I Wish to be a Prima Ballerina

"i was using a foam roller like 5 times a day and still i was very uncomfortable (hard to pile a lot and stretch my knees fully thus engaging quads) until i fond this thing called the rumble roller! i ordered it a few dasys ago and its AMAZING"  more...

End the Trend Now > RumbleRoller Review - Not Your Average Roller

"With the RumbleRoller your able to get to areas, work them out and spend a lot less time rolling." 

Runners Roost Blog > Gear: The RumbleRoller

"Surprisingly, the pain isn’t as bad as you’d expect. It definitely has a bit more ‘bite’ than an all-foam roller or even a Trigger Point, but the biggest difference isn’t in the level of pain – it’s in the placement of the pain. On a Trigger Point, the sensation usually feels fairly close to the surface of the area being massaged. With the RumbleRoller, I feel a deeper, more complete sensation."  more...

Mark's Daily Apple > 10 Holiday Gifts for Your Primal Tribe

"If you have the slightest bit of tightness in your muscles or connective tissue, the Rumble Roller will kindly highlight it for you. And yes, it hurts, but it's ultimately doing you a favor. It's loosening you up and smoothing out your fascia so that real trauma – the career-ending, surgery-requiring, joint-destroying kind – can be averted."  more...

The Journey is the Reward > The Masochistic Foam Roller

"I was telling an injured runner about foam rollers the other night. Since he had never heard of them, I pulled out my laptop and Googled 'Foam Roller'............. My jaw dropped when I saw this 'Mac Daddy."  more...

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