Friday, January 15, 2016

RAD Rod Review

I was so impressed with the RAD Roller products I reviewed a few weeks back that I contacted the company about testing out one more of their products, the RAD Rod.  It can be used in conjunction with the Helix and I really wanted to see if the RAD Rod could impress me as much as the Rad Roller and Helix did (click here to see my review).

RAD Roller is based out of Boulder Colorado, one of the healthiest places in America.  Michael Mallory, a biomechanics specialist, and Dan McIntosh, a professional triathlete, came up with the idea to fill a void in the massage tool industry.  They wanted to create a massage tool that could be used on the back that would not put pressure on the bones in your back and neck.  This is a common complaint I have with almost every foam roller out there.  That is where the RAD Roller came into existence. 

After a short time, the RAD Roller was expanded from the original (blue) to a firmer model (black) and a softer model (green).  They look like two racquetballs that are attached in the center.  RAD Roller quickly expanded their lineup.  Another product is the Rad Rod, which is a thin rod that is made to push the waste materials out of your soft tissue. 

The Rad Rod is 21.25” long and about .75” in diameter.  Its handles are covered in blue silicon, which provides a great grip.  The rotating center of the rod is made up of grey EVA foam, which is the material in the midsoles of many running shoes.  The smaller size and low weight (only 1 lb. 2 oz.) makes this an easy piece of equipment to travel with.

I was very impressed with both the RAD Roller and Helix, but the RAD Rod blew me away.  I have been able to focus on areas of my legs that I simply can’t with my traditional foam rollers.  I was able to roll out knots deep in my muscles that I never knew I had.  After only using the RAD Rod for about a week and my legs feel more rested and ready for my runs. 

Like I said earlier, you can use the Rad Rod with the Helix.  They even sell them as a kit (you save $10 by buying it as a kit).  The Rad Rod goes inside the Helix and you can roll out your muscles or have your wife, husband, or whoever else, work on your back, neck, or other hard to reach areas.  You can take turns and both feel great afterward.

Great Price $39 Rad Rod ($78 kit)
Can easily travel with you.
Can release tension and toxin in hard to reach areas
Can really massage deep into your muscles

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I love my RAD Roller products.  The Rad Rod is my favorite, but you can’t go wrong with any of them.  I still use my OPTP stretch out strap every night, but my RAD Roller products have become part of my nightly recovery plan.  You can pick up the RAD Rod for $39.00 and the Rad Rod/HELIX kit for $78.00.   They are available on the RAD Roller website and at Amazon.  Check them out and let me know what you think.

Note:  I received this product in exchange for a review.  The review is my personal opinion of the product and I was not required to give a particular opinion of it.  I am not a doctor, so please use all of the products that I review at your own risk.

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