Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Stick and the foam roller saved my training!

A few weeks ago I strained my calf muscle and was worried that I would not be able to keep up my mileage for the May 1 half marathon. But with regular use of the Stick ( as shown in the picture ) and the foam roller I was able to complete the 7 mile training run with our group today. I had a similar injury last year just before entering a half marathon and at the race expo there was a vendor selling "sticks". The man gave me a demo while talking to me. I was leaving the expo and felt so good I bought one and have been an avid user ever since. If you have not seen one of these tools go here


  1. What is it that the roler helps with? Mike D said it's something he wouldn't live without. Assuming nothing is wrong at the moment, what would a roller do for me?

  2. The foam roller and the stick both roll out the knots in your muscles and it feels real good after you use them. I use after running and before I stretch. I take the stick with me to work and use a few times a day to get the circulation going and help heal sore muscles.