Evofit Enso Muscle Roller Review
I ski, snowshoe, swim, bike, run, chase after a 2 and 5 year old, and I am in my mid 40’s. This is a recipe for soreness, aches, and pains. Staying active, fit, and healthy is part of my daily routine, and I like to continue doing what I do for many years to come. I have to listen to my body, eat well, get plenty of sleep, and look at other ways to keep my body moving forward. That can of course be done with less intense body pounding workouts like swimming or yoga. Working the weights will also aid in staying strong, but by stretching and maintaining a strong and supple core and body, the muscles, joints, and bones will thrive to hopefully keep me going well into my 70’s.
Introducing the EvoFit Enso Muscle Roller
The Enso Roller has served me quite well in three separate areas. It’s my morning and evening routine to roll out any aches, pains, knots, and simply gets the blood moving. Secondly, it has become part of my pre-workout routine. And finally, it is great to deal with any soreness from my harder or longer endurance efforts.
The EvoFit Enso Muscle Roller is surprisingly versatile. Swiss army knife comes to mind. A simple small tool that has a multitude of options. First of all, the rollers are made out of a lightweight EVA foam. As a fully assembled unit, this can provide a full body massage by using your body weight to provide just the right amount of pressure to hit those aches and pains. Take out a few wheels or stack them just so, and you start to hone in on a more specific ailment. Leave 1, 2, or 3 rollers on, and you can simply use the Enso Roller as a hand massager to hit any areas you can reach, or ask your wife, girlfriend, or partner in crime to lend a hand.
Putting the EvoFit Enso Muscle Roller to the Test
I belong to one of our local recreation center. It’s a very nice new workout facility and every chance I get, I grab one of those blue, white, or black foam rollers. I can honestly say it has helped loosen my muscles, and worked out the kinks. I am training for a marathon and an ironman, and really want to get faster. I aim to do that by focusing on a lot of speedwork, and when I do that my hamstrings start to twitch at times. That’s when I have to back off because the fear of a ‘pang’ and a pulled hammy is not something I want to deal with.
Now that I have the EvoFit Enso Muscle roller, I have implemented a simple rolling routine in the morning and evening. There are a multitude of options with this roller with 8 total wheels; 4 larger and 4 just slightly smaller. They can be removed and repositioned to work specific muscle groups. The wheels are surprising light, but the aluminum bar does have some heft. The wheels can be pushed onto a slot where they will gently ‘lock’ into place. When rolling around on this thing, they did not move around on me.
You really don’t have to go hardcore with this. Five minutes in the A.M., and five minutes in the P.M. has been enough to provide immediate relief. My wife always knows I’m on the roller because of the ‘feel-so-good’ moans and groans coming from behind the couch. The Enso roller allows you to use your own weight while moving as slow or fast as you’d like. I’ve actually noticed that the stretch ‘workout’ actually aids in my core development. Depending on the extent of the roll, I have been in an almost plank-like position forcing my core to go into overtime to keep me moving over my trouble spots.
The Enso roller aids me in any more strenuous or longer workout. When I do a speed session, a tempo workout, or a long run, I will always warm up with a mile or two of easy running just to get the blood and muscles moving. Then I hit the Enso Roller to really loosen my muscles, and work out any little kinks. After which I feel loose and limber, and ready to rock it.
The Enso roller is now a mainstay in my workout routine. With a mere 10 minutes per day, I feel relief from existing aches, but it also helps to prevent any oncoming conditions by loosening the muscles before a serious workout. I do usually run an easy mile or two before doing anything to just get the blood flowing before a more serious roller workout. That is when I have noticed the most improvement and muscle release. After which, I hit my serious hard core sprint workouts and cross exercises. I’m super amazed at how my whole body feels loosely connected and working as a solid unit after using the Enso Roller.
The EvoFit Enso Muscle Roller is also great for working out the kinks to hopefully take care of any soreness or injuries. On a recent ski trip, I hit an unexpected bump in flat light which jarred me a bit, and my lower back to the brunt of that. Ice, heat, and compression does help and has been my go to remedy to get me back out there. Now the Enso Roller is also a vital part. You can apply as much or little pressure as you like. I started out real easy, and slowly worked the rollers back and forth working my way up to apply full body weight. This happened on the second day, but once I got through that initial soreness, the EVA foam rollers started to loosen up the aches, pains, and general pain that I was experiencing. Within a few days I was back at it.
A very nice feature is the ability to align the 2 different sized wheels into whatever configuration you like to do either a full body massage, or focus on a specific area to really focus on. The wheels click into place with 2 small little ball bearings, and can with a little force be moved or removed to give you a single wheel, an alternating pattern, or a small pyramid-like structure. All based on personal preference, ability, and to target a specific area of your body.
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- Weighs 2.13 pounds (much lighter than I would have guessed when I saw the photos)
- 8 discs
- 13” long is what its founder and designer found to be the most versatile length for most body types.
- Rollers are constructed with a lightweight EVA foam and are supported by durable molded plastic discs and an anodized aluminum core
- Grooved notches on tube position rollers to not slip out but adjust without friction for a micro-tuned disc arrangement
Final Thoughts on The EvoFit Enso Muscle Roller
Seriously, if by now you still haven’t gone onto their website to purchase one you’ve only prolonged your ability to get back out there to enjoy your favorite passion, past time, or sport. The EvoFit Enso Muscle Roller is a great tool before, during, and after a workout. Not only that, if incorporated into your daily routine, the body will simply be much happier in whatever you do. The numerous options allow for an individual ‘massage’ setting, and the lightweight EVA Foam provides just enough pressure without digging to hard or deep into your skin or muscles. The great thing is that it’s your own body weight controlling the pressure allowing you to stay on a particular area for as long as you like.
MSRP: $69. They even make a travel size version for $49.
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