If you’re ready to bring foam rolling to a new level as part of your recovery routine, check out the Roll Recovery R8. This newly redesigned recovery tool features a spring-loaded design, stainless steel hardware, rubberized soft-touch grips and ball bearings at each pivot point. The result? A tool that’s smooth-feeling, offers consistent pressure and effectively provides targeted myofascial release.
Traditional foam rollers require users to move their body on the floor to target muscles by applying pressure via bodyweight. With the R8, the force needed to provide appropriate pressure is achieved through the spring-loaded design. So, users can get the benefits of foam rolling while sitting down, standing up or laying down.
The R8 uses a reinforced Zytel thermoplastic construction, which is both durable and functional. Weighing just 3 pounds, the R8 is TSA-approved and much easier to transport than a traditional foam roller. The space-saving design measures just 12.5 by 9.5 inches so it can easily be tossed in a gym bag or backpack for recovery on the run. Even with its compact design, it’s versatile enough to target a wide range of muscle groups including the IT bands, adductors, quads, hamstrings, glutes, hip flexors, calves, shins and arms.
Additional R8 inserts are available—including the SuperPlush for a softer experience and the SuperDeep for a more aggressive one—so you can tailor your experience to your needs. Notably, the R8 cannot reach muscles in the back, which is quite unfortunate. This means if you primarily use your foam roller to treat your back, the Roll Recovery R8 may not be for you.