The Atlas foam roller is a foam roller with steel bearings, steel tube and rubber grip handles. It is capable of free rotation in multiple positions by the user. You can research the provisional patent by searching “Mechanical Foam Roller on the US patent and trademark office ( http://www.uspto.gov/ ).

I was using an average black polyethylene foam roller for my back pain. I started using the foam roller more often but noticed the more I used it, the more the core of the foam roller weakened. After a lot of reflection, trial and error I made a functional yet reinforced foam roller that I use on a daily basis.

I took an average 6×12” high density polyethylene foam roller, drilled it so that I could insert bearings and a 24” steel tube. Interestingly, the steel rod increases elasticity, durability and resistive force by the user. There are multiple modalities a person could perform that a traditional or conventional foam roller cannot because of its unique design and mechanics such as: ease of use while sitting, lying down, standing and partner assisted with respect to positive pressure musculoskeletal and myofascial massage. Your back muscles cannot resist the mechanics of the foam roller. Once you get the hang of it, you can get through those tough spots in seconds!

The user can choose how he or she wants to “roll-out” or “massage-out” their problem areas; problem areas can be, sore muscle, acute to chronic back pain or even preventative measures to reduce the intensity of onset related to musculoskeletal injury and soreness. It is the newest and most advanced foam roller tool on the market. Also, it is the easiest foam roller to use!

I guarantee the durability the foam elasticity for 5 years so you do not have to worry about the foam breaking apart on you. The other parts such as the bearings and steel tube are guaranteed for life!

This foam roller does not have any plastic pieces. The core of the Atlas Foam Roller is made of steel parts. This foam roller is more dynamic and durable than any other foam roller on the market. Quality and long lasting costs just a little extra. Most parts were found here in the United States!

Of course you can! You can either call me directly, tweet out a question or email me! I will respond within 24 hours.

  •  Back self-myofascial release therapy

  •  Foam rolling can be executed the traditional way, sitting, standing or partner assisted.

  •  You can attach weights to the metal handles. This allows the customer to incorporate strength training exercises into their workout program.

  •  Resistabands can be attached to the metal handles, adding another strength training option the customer is privy to.

  •  Back realignments

  •  Muscle massage therapies

  •  Wall exercises can be executed

  •  Wall stretching is now an option.

  •  Calf raises, bicep curls, squat, lunges, shoulder exercises, triceps extensions, pushups, abs, leg raises, shoulder shrugs and much more!

There are videos, pictures, Instagram, facebook posts related to all the possible movements and stretches you can accomplish with the Atlas Foam Roller. I even hold group training sessions live on YOUTUBE to explain how to exercise with this mechanical foam roller.

The steel insert gives more strength and longevity to your foam roller over conventional foam rollers. Many foam rollers that I have used in the past have lost that “tough” foam roller feel. They become weakened in their core thus they lose the rigidity they once had. The steel in the Atlas Foam Roller and the steel reinforced foam roller as well as the Muscle Pique all maintain steel components giving them the longevity you have been searching for.

Yes. Foam rollers are complementary for the size, morphology, density and direction of your overall muscle structure (musculoskeletal structure), especially for the lower back muscles that are hard to penetrate. Most lower back pain is associated with muscle tension and disjointedness. The handles on the Atlas Foam Roller allow you to control the amount of pressure you place on your lower back; you can either choose to lightly graze that area or dig in to the deep knots and tension in the dense muscle tissue.

Throughout my own experience I have seen excellent results from daily foam rolling, including the lower spine or lumosacral area. Just like everyone else I see a chiropractor on occasion. At first I was a bit nervous that my chronic foam rolling sessions would or could possibly inflame or cause problems to my lower back. I was assessed by Dr. Ryan Bones for my neck [pain and my hips. After he assessed my spine he was excited not only that I was foam rolling in-between sessions but that my lower lubosacral area was very “springy” or had an excellent rebound tone to it. Essentially he advised me that foam rolling with the Atlas Foam Roller combined with stretching has helped my spine health. The elasticity was above average.

Surprisingly, the lower back can take on the high -> medium density foam without a problem. If you are experiencing pain you must assess what type of pain that you are experiencing. If the pain is a sharp stinging pain or a pain that radiates down the leg then I would suggest to go with the medium density foam. If your pain feels like a burning sensation, pulling sensation, pressure sensation or stretch sensation then the high density foam roller is well suited for you. I personally switch back and forth from the high density foam to the lower density foam depending on how my back feels that day. What I mean by that is I personally use or combine the high density Atlas Foam Roller along with the medium density Reinforced Foam Roller. I start with the medium density roller to “warm up my back” to loosen it up and then I switch to the high density Atlas Foam Roller to finish the self-myofascial release session. Sometimes I just lay on the center of the Atlas Foam Roller so that my lower back and hips can encompass and sink into the foam. That technique assists in muscle tension relaxation (golgi-tendon manipulation) and overall improvements in lumbosacral (low spine- hip) flexibility.

Absolutely! When searching the world wide web information is everywhere. You can find good information and bad information. Unfortunately there are companies out there that post about “un-proven” or “unsubstantiated” evidence of low back concerns as it relates to foam rolling. I imagine they do this so they will be featured in Google at a high “keyword” rank so they can sell their product to you or anyone searching for “side-effects” or “health concerns” that plague individuals while foam rolling. Before you take a “supplement” or “drug” do you not look up side effects of the drug first?” The most important idea to keep in mind is that there is a proper way to foam roll the lower back and there are improper ways to foam roll the lower back. Since the Atlas Foam Roller has handles, you can control the distance at which your lower back sinks into the foam. You can also control the speed and distance you travel away from the foam as you roll from from upper back -> lower back.

 

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