Roll Away Injuries With The Myorope

This new product's construction produces a foam-roller-like rake effect.

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This new product’s construction produces a foam-roller-like rake effect.

Written by: T.J. Murphy

Myoropes range from $15 to $25. Pictured here is the “Sixer” at $24.99.

Lacrosse balls have become the rage in the world of self-massage and recovery and are serving as an especially potent weapon when it comes to tight calf muscles and tight iliotibial bands.

The intent of the Myorope is to elevate the specific dig-in power of the lacrosse ball into a form that produces a foam-roller-like rake effect.

“Myorope works well in places that other rollers typically don’t, including hips, arms and backs,” says Myorope’s Neil Fischbein. “Some folks also like to roll laterally on their legs and IT band, something that is often more difficult with bulky rollers.”

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First Impression: In my first session with the new massage tool, I especially liked using it on the glutes and IT band. And I found it far more effective and easier to use on the calf muscle than a single lacrosse ball—the rolling pin design of the Myorope gives you an even scrawl through the muscle tissue. If you want to deliver some deep work into the back muscles, you will not be disappointed. Not for the feint of heart when it comes to self-massaging the back muscles—I could barely take it.

Definitely a nice addition to your box of massage and mobility tools and tricks.

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