High power vibrating roller comes to England
Aiming to add a new dimension to the foam rolling trend Pulseroll is a high power vibrating foam roller that launched at London’s World Power Show where it caught the attention of Frank Bruno, Mike Tindall, Alex Reid and Great Britain’s power lifting team.
Whilst yoga and pilates have certainly not lost any of their momentum, we are seeing a rekindled appreciation for forms of stretching and self administered muscle therapy in the wider fitness world. This comes hand in hand with more exercisers training harder and in a more athletic way. This “push yourself beyond your limits” mindset comes with the price of more common incidents of injury. Not only is there the impact of the potential physical trauma itself, but also the setback in training and fitness ambitions.
The foam rolling trend
Such is the cost to exercisers that more and more are investing in a range of new therapies to overcome such issues. The most visible trend seen in gyms over the past 4 years is foam rolling – a self-myofascial release (SMR) technique, used to inhibit overactive muscles. Like a deep tissue massage, foam rolling focuses on the body’s connective tissue (fascia), using the direct pressure to release any tightness. It aids recovery by helping to relax muscles and improve range of motion whilst also promoting detoxification via the lymphatic system.
Pulseroll has a hard and durable yet compact and lightweight design at only 500g making the Pulseroll highly portable, offering 3-4 hours of operation on one 90 minute charge. It uses a high power motor with 4 speed settings. According to Managing Director, Paul McCabe, the vibration feature enables for the effect of the roller to penetrate deeper into the soft tissue layers. This makes it a compelling proposition to physio-therapists, both in their clinics and as an ongoing treatment for patients rehabilitation at home.
The vibration feature also gives the Pulseroll a dual function allowing the roller to be used as a vibration training device in bodyweight exercises such as planks where the vibrations cause micro-imbalances, generating a kind of “hyper-gravity” that causes the muscles to be constantly engaged in order to overcome it.
Pulseroll is currently available directly from www.pulseroll.com and will be rolling out to gyms and select outlets across the UK this year.