Spiky Ball OR Foam Roller | Which One Is Better For You?

Friday, May 12, 2017

Asking for a winner between the spiky ball and foam roller is like asking for a winner between nachos and sundae. Well, honestly, the two aren’t mutually exclusive because they both help the body to recover in their own unique way. But the reason why we are having a comparison between the two is because of the fact that you may not be able to use them both, either due to time constraints and also/or because of to the pain that the two could bring in. But there’s no need to be scared of what we just said. Rolling foam or spiky ball could mean some pain but within that pain is exhilaration, an ecstatic pain that comforts your muscles and releases the tension, as rolling send signals to the brain to loosen muscles and increase blood flow that leads to a faster flushing of toxins out of the body. And because the muscles receive more oxygen, the rate of recovery is also accelerated.

The Difference
Cutting it down: Foam rolling targets larger muscles groups or your entire lower body while trigger-point massage ball, aka spiky ball, targets more specific areas.

But there’s another difference. Spiky ball massaging puts a lot more pressure on the muscle tissues as compared to foam rolling, which means, a lot more pain. However, for someone who trains their body, this pain isn’t bearable, at all!

The Winner
Who exactly is the winner? To find out whether it's spiky ball or the foam roller that's better for you, watch the video below.

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