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    Just bought a tin of tennis balls today. Have one left alone and taped two of them together like they showed in the T-nation article.

    Feel great now., had no idea I could get these kinds of results with a tennis ball. Thanks Macho.

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    I actually use a basketball instead of a foam roller (something about laying down $20 for a peice of foam), but I have yet to try the tennis ball. Great idea.

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    tennis balls in a sock >>> taped together.

    I use a lightweight medicine ball instead of a basketball, Raz. Works like a charm.

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    ^^ what he said. I dumped the taped-together version in favor of using a sock.

    Other things I've been using, specially for the side of my neck, the medial side of my forearms and outside of the quads (specially where they meet the knee) are the following:

    - bottles,
    - markers (like little rolling pins)
    - my rattan sticks

    Basically anything that allows you to roll for a few centimiters while allowing both of your hands to apply deep pressure. Hurts like a bastard, but it certainly looses things up.
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris

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    You're awesome, Macho, keep churning this stuff out.


    I think I'll get a cannonball though, cause I'm hardcore like that.

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    He, I actually use a baseball (with the leather removed) for certain area - like the side of the glutes or between/around the shoulder blades - that *I feel* require deeper release.

    It is not suitable for more tender areas, like the immediate sides of the lumbar spine.
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris

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    I like using lacrosse and golf balls too. This is some great info I second the vote for Stickiness! THANKS to da Macho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapruder
    I like using lacrosse and golf balls too. This is some great info I second the vote for Stickiness! THANKS to da Macho!
    lacrosse balls work great. I also like rolling pins. One of the best books on this sort of thing is "The trigger point therapy workbook" by Davies. The book has been a godsend for me. The sections on finding trigger points based on pain locations is really useful.

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    great stuff, guys!

    I read an article about this in a mens fitness (i think) magazine a few weeks ago. I'm defeinitely gonna try this.

    I have a question though.....do you guys think one of those foam rollers that kids use for swimming floaties would work? I don't mean the long noodle thingies, but the short ones that are thicker and about a foot long. I've seen those for about 3-4 bucks at Wal Mart.

    Peace.


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    They'd do. I use an assortment of cylindrical and spherical-shaped **** for myofascial release including:

    -- tennis balls wrapped in socks or towel.
    -- basketballs
    -- foam rollers
    -- baseballs
    -- wooden knobs
    -- 2" and 4" PVC pipes
    -- rattan sticks and 1.5"/2" dowels

    Anything than can be pushed and rolled on your body to pressure point and stretch the crap out of your fascia will do.
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris

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