When I started to include foam rolling in my own personal fitness routine, I thought it was some kind of mild form of torture at first. Let’s just say the phrase “hurts so good” is an understatement when it comes to foam rolling. But, I have to admit, the benefits that the trusty old roller brings to my #GymGoals are simply too good to ignore. So when I found out that Khloe Kardashian’s workout scheme involves a foam roller, I was candidly very, very intrigued that such a thing even exists.
Yes, Khloe Kardashian technically employs a vibrator as part of her workout routine. But before your intellect have started to float toward fictions of the kinky BDSM variety( not that there’s anything wrong with that, but hey, you were totally thinking about it ), you should probably know this vibrator is legitimately used for workout recovery. I promise — or at the least, I’m pretty sure this Kardashian only utilizes it when she exercises. But hey, what a woman does in the privacy of her own bedroom is her business, feel me?
Khloe showcased her trusty vibrator in a video positioned on the manufacturer’s Instagram, reports.
She demonstrated how this bad boy can literally give your muscles life, pre- or post-workout.
Now, if you’ve never rolled out with a typical foam roller before, the process is super simple and effective. Foam rolling is also known as myofascial release, which basically entails giving yourself a deep-tissue massage. Can I get a group “yaasss” please?
The self-massage stimulates fascia, which is the thin layer of connective tissue that surrounds your muscles. Foam rolling not only helps stretch the muscles, the committee is also excavations deep into those hard-to-reach fissures — breaking down scar tissue and strengthening the areas when they heal.
Doing this after an intense sweat sesh, or even when your hamstrings are just feeling truly tight, increases blood flow to the targeted area. Plus, according to a 2014 examine, foam rolling improves your flexible and range of motion.
TBH, it doesn’t seem like there’s anything the revered roller do, because foam rolling can even help with delayed onset muscle soreness — aka those torturous post-leg-day feels.
In the long run, myofascial release can reduce exercise-related injuries, and even start to feel f* cking astounding over period — once you get past the initial shock of the intense muscular massage, that is.
OK, so what’s the deal with Khloe’s vibrating contraption then? Like, is the whole vibrating aspect to it necessary?
According to Hyperice — the makers of Khloe’s high-tech toy — vibrating foam rollers take “regular” rolling to the next level.
Essentially, combining the frequency of the foam roller’s vibrations with the pressure and stimulation of rolling your muscles delivers a deeper dose of muscle activating and increases flexibility and range of motion in ways traditional foam rolling simply cannot.
Adding a vibrating foam roller into your post-workout routine can help your muscles recover even more quickly from intense activity, which is why celebs and athletes are all about it.
However, let’s not discount the amazing benefits of good ol’ stretching. From injury prevention, to muscle relief, to stress reduction, simply stretching out your own bod( no equipment involved) will always be effective and reliable.
But, if you adore your daughter Khloe, I suppose you could go ahead and splurge on the same vibrating foam roller, but be warned, it costs virtually $200.
If you do decide to build the investment, please don’t bust it out in the bedroom. I think it’s safe to say that’s Kardashian-approved.