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Recommended for: massage pain relief therapy tension release

Rumble Roller

Midsize 22" x 5.5"

RUMBLEROLLER'S MOST VERSATILE ROLLER

Gator is more beginner-friendly than RumbleRoller's deep-tissue rollers, but don't mistake it for a beginner's roller. The advanced features of this roller benefit even the most experienced athlete. Gator

GATOR PROVIDES HIGH COMPRESSION

The first thing to note about the Gator is that its firm surface and small diameter (about 4.5" or 115mm) produce high compressive forces in the muscle. You'll get as much localized compression as with PVC pipe, but with much less pain or soft tissue damage.

You'll also find that the smaller diameter allows you to better work smaller body depressions, such as the arch of your foot or the curve in your neck.

PLUS CROSS FRICTION!

Pressing harder and deeper isn't the only way to massage a muscle. Another way to free stuck tissues is to pull them apart. Of course you can't grab the deeper tissue directly, but you can move higher layers of soft tissue to create a separating (shear) force that displaces underlying layers. This approach is often referred to as cross frictional massage.

Cross frictional massage is normally done by a massage therapist who uses his thumbs or fingertips to apply short, firm strokes across the muscle fibers. RumbleRoller's Gator is the only foam roller that can grip your skin well enough to mimic this type of massage.

HOW IT WORKS

If you look closely at Gator's surface, you'll see hundreds of tooth-like bumps with slightly concave ends, flat sides, and prominent edges. The bumps are very resilient, but have high lateral stiffness and generous skin-holding spaces between them. This patent pending surface grips bare or lightly clothed skin, and resists slippage in all directions.

EASY TO USE

Cross frictional massage doesnt automatically happen just by rolling on the Gator. To employ it, you have to learn a new (but very simple) technique. Position yourself as you would for any rolling exercise, with your body on top of the Gator or otherwise pressed firmly against it. But instead of rolling, make an effort to shift your body an inch or so toward one end of the roller. During this time, the Gator's bumps should remain engaged with your skin, and you'll feel a tugging force on the underlying muscle. Repeat and reposition the Gator as needed.

Try adding this technique whenever a muscle isn't responding to conventional rolling movements.

Gator shift

ONE SIZE, ONE FIRMNESS

RumbleRoller's Gator is only produced in our popular 22" (554mm) length. The firmness (similar to that of our Xfirm deep-tissue roller) is perfect for both rolling and cross frictional massage.

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Customers ask:

- What is the best foam roller for high compression and deep tissue massage?
- How can I effectively perform cross frictional massage at home?
- What foam roller is suitable for both beginners and experienced athletes?
- Where can I buy a versatile foam roller for muscle recovery?
- What are the benefits of using a foam roller with a firm surface and small diameter?

Local Delivery/Installation:

Local delivery in box to your door can be paid at checkout for locations within 25 km.

Installs or deliveries beyond 25km are paid separately. See Service Centre to schedule.

After completing the delivery request form, our delivery team will get in touch with you within 1-2 business days.

Pickup:

Items can usually be picked up within an hour. To allow us to serve you, please arrive no later than 1 hour before closing. For large equipment, please schedule ahead by calling us.

Shipping:

AKFIT ships to most locations across Canada & the United States. Rates are provided live by our shipping partners at checkout.

If you have special circumstances or run into issues, call 705-560-1550 during business hours or contact a sales representative online, and we will be happy to assist.