Thursday, October 26, 2017

REVIEW: Rolflex™ (& GIVEAWAY)

A couple weeks ago, while the hubby and I were at the Rise Up Run for Las Vegas, we got to chatting with Patrick who works for Rolflex™. He had actually sent me a message on Instagram prior and I was stoked we were able to connect.


If you've been around my corner of the InterWebs for any period of time, you know I am just as serious about recovery as I am about training. Rest and self-care are part of the program! And I'm always looking for ways to aid my running, which could be anything from a new stretch to a strength training workout. That's where the Rolflex™ comes in!


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Think of Rolflex™ as the foam roller re-imagined. It was designed to provide an easy way to amplify pressure using the power of leverage to effectively apply pressure anywhere on the body, as needed. The intuitive design of the Rolflex™ allows users to relieve the tight overused muscles that come from doing any sport, job or activity. It was specifically designed based on the anatomy and biomechanics of the human body. The unique shape provides awesome leverage with laser-focused pressure without restricting motion, creating an unparalleled therapeutic release of tension.

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Coincidentally the hubby was looking for something like this to help his weary climbing muscles. It's difficult to use something like The Stick one handed when trying to roll out your forearms (I'm not always up or available when he gets home from the gym). The Rolflex™ has been a Godsend to him recently and he is STOKED to have been introduced to it! (Although he loves using it for his arms, neck and traps, he has just recently started training for his first full marathon {the 2018 Mesa-PHX Marathon} and has also really appreciated using it on his calves, quads and IT band.)


I personally love using the Rolflex™ in conjunction with my foam roller, but I could totally see it being a one stop shop. Currently I use my roller on my quads and IT band, but then use the Rolflex™ to get more targeted areas like my calves and feet. I've found it easier to use since you don't have to hold your bodyweight up with your arms and simply pinch the contraption to get more leverage and precision. You can really dig in and get those spots that need the attention/ focus.

PS Can we talk about how easy it is to pack this when you are on the go?! No need for a mat to lay on,
just grab the cinch bag and go! And you can do most of the options either seated or standing - SCORE!

The website is super helpful. The Rolflex™ has user guides with suggestions on how to use it for different muscles, but the website allows you to click on specific areas on the body you want to target and will pull up instructional videos.


Because both the hubby and I have found it super easy and convenient (although, let's be honest, just like with the foam roller, we tend to have a love/hate relationship with it), we have both been using it very frequently. We will reach for it so we can randomly use it while sitting in the living room watching football or throw it in the car when we head out for a morning run. The hubby even asked if he could "borrow" one so he can keep one with his climbing gear.


In case you haven't been to the website, you may not know that they offer an "Original" and "Pro" model. We have been trying them both out and love each of them! The Pro model has new dual stability rollers to allow for even deeper trigger point therapy and more balanced approach with pinpoint accuracy than the Original—relaxing muscles and alleviating pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. The Pro’s ergonomic design enables you to effectively self-massage over nearly every muscle of the body, including hard-to-reach areas such as elbows and knees.


I love spreading the word about local companies (they're located just up the street in San Marcos), but it's even better when they have a product that I believe in and stand behind! Both the hubby and I are stoked to have found Rolflex™ and I know our bodies are better for it as well! We will definitely be using it for years to come.


And because the guys at Rolflex™ are da bomb dot com, they're offering one of YOUPro model! Not only that, they will include a one-on-one video call (Skype or FaceTime) for a demo to make sure you're getting the most out of it!


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What is your preferred way to recover during your training?

67 comments:

Misti said...

I usually roll out and then wear my pro,compression socks after long runs.

FunRunner said...

Usually I just try not to exert myself, I tried foam rolling once and hated it because I kept falling off the roller when I tried it. This looks like it would be easy to use and hard to screw up....right up my alley lol.

Elle Taylor said...

Pro socks and an Epsom salt bath

Leah said...

I've been looking at the Roll8 Recovery, but that device scares me. This looks way more useable! I neglect rolling a lot because it's so hard for me to get into those targeted places on my calves unless I have my husband do it.

mom27g said...

What a cool roller. I roll my muscles out and get a massage on the hydrobed.

Cassy said...

I like to use compression socks if I’m driving far right after a long run. I try to foam roll after any type of workout but find it hard to get it in a lot of places and usually end up skipping it.

Tania said...

I use compression socks during my run and Epsom Salt bath after.

Michelle said...

I have never foam rolled...Shocking I know!!!

Kelly Wu said...

I just recently started foam rolling. Always compression socks and depending on mileage, I'll throw a dreaded ice bath into the mix.

Megan Biller said...

Even though I don't enjoy it, foam rolling is the best recovery for me. Although, an Epsom salt bath after a long run is nice too!

Sara Dean said...

I have a great chiropractor who also does soft tissue work! He is a multiple Ironman finisher so he really “gets” Runner’s! I also do yoga and a essential oil based muscle rub! I was just looking at these things on Amazon!

Heather said...

Does eating all the ice cream as soon as I get home count? Seriously, I am horrible at recovery! If I remember, I foam roll which is usually only when my legs are screaming at me 😬🙈

Mindy Nguyen said...

I foam roll once in a while if my legs are particularly sore. It's hard to target my arms with a foam roller so I just try to do a lot of stretching. This looks like it would be really useful for smaller muscles!

Katy C. said...

Lots of recovery drink and compression socks.

kmag59 said...

Foam rolling and trying to do some yoga. I found (similar to you after trying to stay walking after your marathon) that staying moving helped recovery so much!

Jennifer said...

I roll out and use tennis balls on tight spots. I also like compression garments. Thank you for sharing this tool!

Charlotte said...

I have a love/hate relationship with my current roller...by I think I would be far more likely to use this one! I love taking an epsom salt bath and lounging around in compression socks after a hard workout.

Julie Burleson said...

It's usually a variety of things...compression socks, epsom salt baths, and foam rolling. But I am not as good at it as you are Carlee! I'm hoping to keep improving at my recovery game! This would be an awesome addition, and something I've wanted for a long time!

Daniell Vecchione said...

Pro socks and some foam rolling are my go to for recovery!

Peanutruns said...

Pro socks, and stretching. I find the foam roller to collect dust so this might be a better alternative and easy for travel :)

JessicaS said...

I usually foam roll, compression socks and put my legs up on the wall. I love my foam roller, but this thing looks genius!!!

Jessica Johnson said...

I roll, stretch, use compression socks. I try to talk my dog for a walk after a long run too. Keeps me moving and lets us spend more time together.

Christy said...

I stretch, foam roll, and use a lacrosse ball on my feet, etc. And eat. :)

Jamie Rossini said...

Usually I foam roll, but my wonderful dog ate my roller lol

Reca Porter said...

I stretch, foam roll as do yoga for my recovery,

Sara said...

I currently use a stick roller, but I’ve been in the market for something like this. This looks awesome!

Unknown said...

I drink cherry juice and stare at my foam roller and stick hanging out in the corner of my apartment. Sometimes I use my TheraCane when I'm drinking wine ;) - Kim K.

Sandra Bond said...

Definitely stretching, less frequently foam rolling and compression socks (ahem!). I could definitely use some help. :)

Amy Jo said...

Foam rolling and compression socks!

Laura P said...

I like taking ice baths (well I don’t actually like them, but I do like how much they help!) and wearing compression socks to bed after a long run.

Rachel Singer said...

I usually roll with 2 types of rollers. My bad habit is that I only do it after running. I need to make it more of a daily habit and after cross-training stuff too.

Caroline said...

I am terrible about foam rolling, but I am really good about taking rest days seriously to help my whole body recover!

Brenda smoker said...

Lately ive been preferring a routine of roll, run, stretch, roll, and then ice bath.

revolutionarrie said...

A hot epsom salts bath and foam rolling

Jenny said...

I definitely don't use my roller as much as I need to! And that would be great for my arms! I am an office worker, so my arms and neck are terribly tight!

Corinne said...

I go epsom salt baths for recovery!

Christopher Malenab said...

Sleep is probably my number one source of recovery , followed by eating, I need to do a better job of rolling out tight muscles.

rkeppen said...

Foam roller or Tiger Tail are my current go to recovery tools! Oh and drinking lots of water.

redaussie3 said...

I LOVE my chiro! He fixes me and gets me back on the road post race!

kelly hanley said...

Protein shakes, foam rollers and icing

Juliana said...

Pro compression socks or capris, BFF roller and a nap

sandyhope said...

Haven't gotten a foam roller yet but a rolling pin has worked so far 😂

Emily Christman said...

Compression socks and some good foam rolling!

Alysha whitney said...

My preferred way to recover after my races is roll out, epsom salt bath and compression socks.

melissa said...

If I remember I foam roll and epsom salt bath.

D Johnson said...

Pro compression socks or a warm bath.

Danielle Fogerty said...

usually foam roll to death, then I just relax

Rosa said...

Ice baths and foam roller

Missy Santucci said...

Foam roller, stick, baths and compression socks!

wvmello said...

I try to make sure to stretch and have started to foam roll but I LOVE epsom salt bubble baths!

amie said...

Compression socks.

Stephanie Abdon Fulton said...

My favorite way to recover is stretching and baths!

Steffany Rubel said...

Compression and foam rolling

Jessica Earley said...

Foam rolling!

Lucinda said...

I have never foam rolled. Only recently learning about it from my sister.

chastst said...

Foam rolling is the best

Morgan said...

My preferred way to recover is to focus on nutrition. But I'm trying to get better about rolling!

Michelle said...

Epsom Salt bath, drinking a bit of pickle juice

Tara Sharum said...

I really need to up my recovery game. I have several rollers and I stretch, but there are times when you need more. I could use something like the Rolflex!

Julie Raye-Rod. said...

I've heard that foam rolling is amazing!

Sarah Welch said...

I roll and then wear my procompression socks

daniel said...

I recover by stretching and foam rolling.

Kristen M. said...

I stretch, roll, and wear compression socks.

Kayla Klontz said...

Compression socks and epsom salt baths.

Julie said...

Epsom salt baths.

Anonymous said...

I like to use my roller for recovery.
Sadie B.

Eileen Boyce said...

Pro socks and an Epsom salt bath and stretches.