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Adventures in Foam Rolling

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Emily

    I have GOT to get me one of these! Thanks for showing it in action!

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Get one!!! I’ve seen them online everywhere and I also saw them at 24 Hour Fitness for sale.

      1. Ron

        Don’t make the mistake of buying the cheapest foam roller you can find. As Lisa mentioned, they come in different densities, and firmer ones are generally better for muscular people. For even deeper stimulation, consider the RumbleRoller ( Most people who’ve tried it think it’s well worth the additional cost.

        1. hundredtenpounds

          Great point. I lucked out with getting a good roller–that was also cheap. I had no idea what to expect and I went solely off of cost. Mine is very dense and I am so glad I didn’t get a soft one!

  2. Beth

    Great post! I have never used or owned a foam roller but its something I’ve been thinking about. I get tight in my calves, quads, and hamstrings, so this would be ideal. I love all the pics – you look super happy! πŸ™‚

    1. hundredtenpounds

      LOL Thanks! I was laughing at Fat Kitty “helping” me and making sure he was in every photo.

  3. Emily

    I ordered one! What do you think about using this on the legs to help reduce edema (swelling)? I find after work at a desk all day, I have extra water retention in my legs. bet this would help too. Worth a shot!

  4. Elle Bieling

    I am a nurse and would really like to know if the foam roller reduces Emily’s swelling. I am a foam roller addict and I have pages on my website dedicated to foam rolling, if anyone is interested. It is supposed to get rid of cellulite, but I have never noticed a difference in that category! I do want to see the effects on the edema. I would publish a true story, if you are interested, Emily!

  5. Rachel

    I just got a foam roller and my IT band is killing me… that is absolutely the most painful exercise with the foam roller, for me at least. I’m pretty much in tears by the end of it.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s definitely not an enjoyable experience….but the foam roller has helped a lot for me.

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  7. Jacqueline Bolen

    Best $15 you ever spent? I kind of feel the same way about mine. These things do basically everything.

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