Rumble Roller is a revolutionary product that helps you alleviate muscular pain and tightness, especially in soft tissue, where people get what are commonly referred to as “knots.” If you’ve had those muscle knots, you know that stretching alone will not make them release. In muscles that are overworked or overstressed, the soft tissue, or fascia, may not heal properly. The tissue builds up into those “knots” or “adhesions,” and the muscles will not function or fire correctly.
In order to get the muscles working properly and pain-free, that soft tissue has to be broken down in what is technically called self-myofascial release. That’s where the Rumble Roller comes in. Much like a clinical massage, the Rumble Roller works its way into the dense, painful parts of the muscle, releases the tension and leads it back to recovery.
Martial artists have taken notice of Rumble Roller, especially grapplers and BJJ practitioners. Eddie Kone is a BJJ black belt under Royler Gracie who has trained pro MMA fighters like Paul “Semtex” Daley and Brad “One Punch” Pickett. Here’s Kone describing how the Rumble Roller is an effective tool for BJJ.
Here’s a look at a few of the different types of Rumble Roller products.
The Rumble Roller Original is the full-size model, long enough to massage your entire back or both legs in one pass. With this version, Rumble Roller says you can transition from one IT band to the other without ever moving the roller.
The Rumble Roller Compact is smaller than the original, but also costs less. This is the perfect model if you travel, and it’s small enough to fit in your gym bag. This means you can take it with you and use it on the mat before BJJ class begins.
If you’re a BJJ practitioner looking to stay on the mats or you train MMA and want to stay in the gym, Rumble Roller will help you heal and keep your muscles functioning at their optimal level.
The Beastie provides a more intense, versatile, portable, and affordable massage option. The Beastie is used to work with greater detail on smaller muscles, and when you’re done using it you just park it on its base.