Best Foam Rollers For Athletes: Our Top Picks

Best Foam Rollers For Athletes

Let’s face it, the older you get the more you need to stretch. Hell, now I stretch before, after, and during all my heavy lifts. I used to be able to complete all my lifts without stretching but the older I get, the older I feel lol.

One thing that stretching doesn’t do however is help with deep tissue tension. That’s were the foam roller comes in. If you’ve ever used one before then you know that it feels great, sometimes painful.

Most gym foam rollers are shot lol. Everyone uses them and the foam starts falling apart. Plus the sweaty guy in the gym sticks the foam roller right in his crotch to help stretch him out…Gross! If you really want to help prevent injury and recover slightly quicker, then pick one up that you can use at home.

So here at Visionary Athletes, we decided to compile our top 5 list of best foam rollers. Our list includes budget foam rollers as well as high end ones. We also included the video by Elliott Hulse that helps explain the correct way to foam roll. In case you didn’t know, Elliott came in at #1 on our list of Top 30 Youtube Fitness Channels you must subscribe to.

We also included a video containing nearly every possible foam roller exercise lol. Check it out to learn about how you can foam roller your lower back, upper back, neck, hamstrings, glutes and any other tight muscle group you might have.

How To Foam Roll Correctly

Full Body Foam Roll Routine

5. LuxFit High Density Foam Roller (Budget Pick)

The LuxFit High Density Foam Roller is perfect for those on a tight budget (shoutout to everyone still in college haha). We picked this one as our budget pick because it’s the best value and higher quality than most other cheap picks.

4.  ProSource High Density Foam Roller

This ProSource High Density Foam Roller is a favorite of ours as it is very firm and it’s length helps when you are rolling out those longer area e.g. upper back. If you are into any sort of fitness, bodybuilding or if you’re just an athlete in general, this is one of the best foam rollers for the money.

3. The Foam Roller by Rolling With It

The Foam Roller by rolling with it is an Amazon top seller and is recommended by massage therapists and gym owners. It is better than your typical foam roller because of it’s density. It is much denser than most foam rollers. We recommend going with the 17 in for this one.

2. Freory 3 in 1

Okay we admit we think this is really cool. You get a regular foam roller, a trigger point foam roller, and a massage stick and the best part is they all fit within the outer foam roller so it’s super easy to carry with you.

1. TriggerPoint Grid Foam Roller

The TriggerPoint Grid Foam Roller comes in at our number 1 pick and is used by some of the top athletes in the world. It’s the most durable and their patented design helps you feel it even deeper, if you catch my drift. It’s smaller size has it’s pros and cons but we like it because it makes it easier for those hard to reach areas and it’s easy to store.