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Foam rollers are a great tool to use during yoga. They can provide added support in difficult poses or can be used to massage your muscles after a difficult routine. Medium-density rollers are great for beginners to use during yoga, while denser picks can make for a more difficult workout because they provide less resistance. The length of the roller will determine what kind of use you can get out of it; longer rollers are best for massaging, while shorter rollers are more portable.
Best Compression Design
TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller
This foam roller is designed to give firm massages and has three different patterns to put pressure on different points on your body. Its short length (13 inches) makes it good to support you both in yoga poses and in cardio. Because it is made with standard density, it is great for beginners. Don’t be fooled by its hollow core; this roller is heavy duty and can hold 500 pounds and its firm core will provide extra support to ensure it keeps its shape. But, if something does happen, you can rely on the included 1-year warranty. It’s also available in five colors and comes with a library of instructional videos. Ding: Because it’s a short roller, it may be difficult to use to massage hard-to-reach places. Buy it here.
AmazonBasics High-Density Foam Roller
Our favorite thing about this roller from AmazonBasics was that it was designed to be durable. It has molded edges, which prevents the roller from flaking and falling apart over time. It’s also made of polyethylene foam, which is known for maintaining its firmness. This 36-inch roller is high-density and designed for deeper massages and greater resistance during yoga and cardio. It’s also available in 7 colors. Get it today.
Best High-Density Roller
LuxFit Foam Roller
This roller is designed to be dense, which is why we love it. Testers found that it quickly relieved their aches and pains and upped the intensity of their routines. You can also get this pick in four different sizes: 36, 24, 18, and 12 inches. Each size has a different color flaking inside. Best of all, it comes with a 3-year warranty. Get it here.
Best Medium-Density Roller
Gaiam Muscle Massage Therapy Foam Roller
Because it is semi-firm, this Gaiam roller is perfect for those beginning to use rollers in their routine. It will gently support and relieve muscles. This model is available in two sizes (18 and 36 inches) and six colors. It also comes with a digital workout video to teach you how to best use this roller. Ding: Some testers found that it didn’t hold its shape after a few months of use. It’s available for purchase here.
321 STRONG Foam Roller
This bright and fun roller is available in a stunning 13 different colors to brighten up your setup. It has medium density, making it perfect for those looking to introduce a roller to their routine. It also has three different textures so you can choose the one you prefer. And no need to worry about it holding up; unlike other rollers, this one has a solid core to keep it from collapsing over time. Ding: Because it is a short roller, this pick can be difficult to use to massage arms and legs. Buy it here.
Best Half-Round Roller
ProsourceFit High-Density Foam Roller
What we loved about this roller is that it is available in round and half-round rollers. Half-rollers are great for use with spine stretches or when you would prefer a more narrow roller with the same amount of support. These rollers are high density, lightweight, and lightly textured to allow a soft grip. Both the round and half-round rollers are available in three different sizes. It’s available here.