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6 Reasons Foam Rollers Suck Compared to the Yoback

by Gary Watts

6 Reasons Foam Rollers Suck Compared to the Yoback - Eastnole

You may have a foam roller or have at least considered buying one at some point. One of the most common questions we hear is, "Why is the Yoback better than my foam roller?". Whilst foam rollers have their merits, they also have a lot of limitations, which I'll discuss below:

 

1. Foam rolling hurts!  

OK, let's address the elephant in the room. Foam rolling hurts! Foam rollers hurt, and I'm a wimp. There, I said it, and I'm fine with it! You probably have one to roll out tight muscle knots. It's also probably the reason you don't use it! Rolling out your IT band is so painful! The Yoback, on the other hand, is almost always pain-free. You can adjust the pressure to your comfort level or let gravity work its magic, making the experience not only bearable but actually enjoyable.

 

2. Reaching the Unreachable

Foam rollers are great for your legs but not so much for the rest of your body. For instance, the area between your shoulder blades is a hotspot for stress, particularly if you spend long hours at a desk. Foam rollers, with their uniform shape and size, glide over these areas without offering much relief. The Yoback, with its smaller 5" diameter, is perfectly contoured to nestle between the shoulder blades, applying targeted pressure to stretch and relax your upper back and shoulders.

 

3. Spinal Decompression 

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Spinal decompression is a fancy word that essentially means creating space between the spinal discs. This is important because due to the long hours each day we're sat down, this space gets compressed, which can lead to back, neck and shoulder pain. While foam rollers work on muscle tissue, they aren’t designed to directly address the spine's structure. Yoback's design helps to create space between the spinal discs, easing compression and the resultant pain. This targeted approach massages the surrounding muscles and improves spine alignment and function.

 

4. Stretching

Have you ever tried stretching with your foam roller? Nope, of course not. A foam roller is designed for rolling on, and that's it. The Yoback, however, is the perfect stretching tool. The calf stretch is arguably the best in the world (and that's not hyperbole!). The neck stretch feels great after a day at work or for a quick nap, and the lower back stretch is ideal if you wake up stiff in the mornings.

 

5. Versatility 

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As mentioned above, foam rollers are somewhat one-dimensional, primarily focused on muscle release. The Yoback, on the other hand, is incredibly versatile. It’s not just for muscle relief but also for enhancing overall body health. Whether it’s performing bodyweight exercises, participating in yoga sessions, engaging in deep stretching of the calves and lower body, or even supporting your posture during meditation, the Yoback is an all-in-one solution designed to support a wide range of physical activities.

 

6. Portability

Foam rollers are big and bulky and don't fit easily in a backpack or suitcase. If you're heading away for a holiday or a race day, you might need something to help you stretch and reduce pain. The Yoback is great for this. You can take one or two pieces or the whole wheel anywhere. I always travel with one piece in my bag and it's now been to France, Spain, Italy, Thailand, Greece, Bali, South Korea, China and Vietnam! Once, while walking around Rome, I had a back spasm and could barely move. When we got back to the hotel, I laid on one piece for 10 minutes while playing on my phone, and I felt as good as gold when I got up.

 

Don't you think it's time for an upgrade?

With its unique design and multifunctional capabilities, the Yoback proves to be more than just an alternative—it’s a significant upgrade from traditional foam rollers. If you’re looking for a tool that addresses more than just the surface issues, giving you comprehensive back care and flexibility, the Yoback is tailored for you.

 

Why settle for less when you can have targeted relief, customisable comfort, and versatile functionality all rolled into one?

 

Make the switch to Yoback and feel the difference for yourself.

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