Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rollin' with "The Grid"

I don't do a lot of product reviews, mainly because I can't con any manufacturers into sending me free stuff ... ARE YOU LISTENING BROOKS??? (I mean seriously, I think I help keep that company in business ... but I digress)  Also, I know most people breeze by product reviews because they are all so subjective.  But I just wanted to write a few words about an amazing "foam roller" that Michael and I have discovered that has revolutionized our self-massaging before and after runs.

The Grid
Trigger Point Performance - Grid Foam Roller (black & orange pictured)

The Trigger Point Performance Grid Foam Roller is like a conventional foam roller in that you can use it for self-massaging and "rolling-out" those tight muscles before and after runs.  But what makes it different is this baby is HARD!!! (Insert Coy Martinez "That's what she said" joke here)  As you know most traditional foam rollers seem to lose their firmness a few weeks after you bring them home from the store.  Plus, if you use it much at all, or if there's more than one athlete in your home, you know it doesn't take long to begin a Foam Roller category in your monthly budget due to replacement costs.

The Grid Foam Roller has a hard plastic inner shell that allows the firm foam on the outside to keep its shape.  It also has various "grooves" for additional massage therapy.  It retails for about $40, but it's well worth it.  Michael and I each have had one of our own for about two months now and neither has shown any signs of losing its shape or firmness.  Also, the harder, denser foam massages much deeper into your muscles than traditional soft foam rollers.  Here is the info from their website ...

The Grid features:
"Green" technology
  • Constructed with less foam than traditional foam rollers
  • Designed to withstand constant, heavy, and repeated use without breaking down
  • Built from EVA foam

The Matrix & Distrodensity Zones
  • Unique design allows for targeted massage:
  • Find the Distrodensity Zone that best suits your needs
  • Distrodensity allows for a more realistic massage experience

Core body workout versatility
  • Use The Grid to achieve a comprehensive core body workout
  • From crunches to bicycles to pushups - use it to challenge core muscles
  • Incorporate it into daily workout routines
  • Compact; travel with it and workout anywhere

We designed The Grid for athletes and people of all types - from long distance runners and endurance athletes to Crossfit competitors and major league sports players to soccer moms and yoga enthusiasts.
Whether you're looking to massage your lats, quads, lower back, or any other large muscle group, or trying to achieve a killer core body workout, The Grid is certain to suit your needs. The Grid is the most versatile and comprehensive foam roller and workout tool available.

The Grid is also backed by a 1-year warranty against manufacturing defects - we're confident it won't break down or fail under normal use. Try finding that guarantee with any of the traditional foam rollers out there. Order yours today and find out why The Grid has everyone so excited!
For those athletes and users that are looking for a more intensive and targeted Trigger Point massage experience, be sure to check out our core line of products like: the TP Massage Ball, Footballer, and Quadballer.
The Grid and Distrodensity are trademarks of Trigger Point Performance, copyright 2009. The Grid and Distrodensity are patent pending.

I know you won't be disappointed if you try it!  Good luck!
... be great today!


  1. i looked into buying one of these last year, but im so freakin cheap, i decided to make my own with PVC and a roll of foam. it works pretty well, but certainly not as pretty as the real deal

  2. I would like to try one of these out. Will have check them out at the stores.

    Hey, BTW... thanks for the stickers. I have one hanging at work and EVERYBODY asks about it. Great way for me to talk their ears off about running.... :)

  3. My pleasure P - thanks for following!!!

  4. I can attest that the GRID is awesome. Way better than the conventional soft foam roller. I try to use it daily to help keep my IT, quads, calves and hamstrings loose. After every run or workout I use it for sure.

  5. Thanks for the info. I will check this out.

  6. I wish they were cheaper - would hate to try it and not like it.

  7. Kovas - true, something I intended to write in the post was that they might not be for everyone. They are VERY firm and some people might like a softer massage.

  8. That looks way more painful (but useful) than my foam roller... off to check it out! Thanks for the review!

  9. I've had that same roller in my hands at the store a couple times. Maybe I'll just go ahead and buy it. Just do it.

    Would there be anyway you could possibly get the phone number and mailing address for that gentleman in the picture who is rolling on the foam roller? I need to ask him something important.

  10. Hmmm....may have to pony up for that one (or something with a hard shell, anyway). My regular squishy one is losing its touch (I've had it about a year, I guess), and if I replace it twice, I've spent more than $40!

  11. I was not aware of that type of foam roller. I've often thought about buying into one. I'll keep this one in mind. Thanks.


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