Self-massage can be an important tool for runners. I have found that when I foam roll and stretch, I can recover quicker and I am less sore overall. I have used soft foam rollers, hard foam rollers (Trigger Point Grid X), rollers on sticks (the Addaday Type A), and even lacrosse balls. I think that each type of roller can be beneficial depending on your desired outcome and area of need.
I got to test out the Addaday Type D+ roller and was really excited when it came in the mail. I have been running a lot lately, and the longer runs were really taking their toll. What I like about the Type D+ is that it has two sets of rolling balls with a gap in the middle. This was great for rolling my back. Most foam rollers compress your spinal cord and can be painful. I feel that the TypeD+’s design is awesome in that regard.
Each roller has a soft rubber like compound that kneads your muscles like fingertips and elbows. The rubber material won’t grab your hair and is easy to clean. The handles are covered with soft foam so it is really easy to get a good grip and really get into those knots.
Each of the balls are set on a metal rod, which is very sturdy. It was a little hard to roll for the first minute or two, but loosened up quickly.
Here is a video I made featuring the Type D+.
Decent price at $51
Easy to hold
A gap for you spinal cord when rolling your back.
Might be too hard for some people
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I really like the Addaday Type D+ Roller. The Type D+ cost around $51 and can be purchased online or at your local retailer (click here for locations). This is a great product made with great materials and is worth the money.
Note: I received this product in exchange for a review. The review is my personal opinion of the product and I was not required to give a particular opinion of it. I am not a doctor, so please use all of the products that I review at your own risk.