Whenever going to the gym for a regular workout session, you’ll most likely see quite a few people using foam rollers, as these simple gadgets are a great way for people to increase their blood flow as well as to quickly warmup their muscles by increasing the heat in their muscle tissues and tendons before working out. Furthermore, foam rollers are also very useful for relaxing your muscles, as well as to increase your muscle length and to increasing your range of motion. Now, you also have the alternative to use a heated foam roller, which in fact have been around for quite a while. However, the typical heated foam rollers are only microwave-heated, and not self-heated (via electricity or a battery), so generally, those are only used at home for a quick accessory workout (mobility workout) and/or recovery session via heat therapy. Nevertheless, the MedRock HOTROCK Heat Therapy Foam Roller is an ingenious device that promises to break the inconvenient barrier of requiring to toss a heated foam roller in your microwave before you can use it.
Basically, the MedRock HOTROCK is an electric-powered heated foam roller that can be heated up to 175°F (79.44°C) in less than 4 minutes. and then maintain its selected temperature for a long period of time.
The Story Behind the MedRock HOTROCK
This ingenious electric-powered heated foam roller was developed by Dr Tony Rocklin, who’s not only the founder of MedRock, but also an experienced orthopedic and sports physical therapist veteran. In fact, this is the world’s first technologically-advanced and super-heated foam roller ever designed.
Best of all, the MedRock HOTROCK even comes equipped with a built-in LCD display and Control Panel, which respectively provide you with simple temperature readings and heating-therapy time duration, as well as controls for power, temperature and heating-therapy times.
How Does it Work?
This simple electric-powered and FDA-exempt foam roller works by combining an intense heat with a deep massage as well as with myofascial release, and thanks to that, you’re offered literally all the benefits of foam rolling therapy, which include a massage to relax your muscles, to relieve joint stiffness, and to reduce pain overall from a hard-workout, as well as a quick heated-therapy session to not only increase your blood flow and oxygen, but also to push your body to better use its nutrients and proteins for energy production, muscle growth, and cell repair.
By combining all the benefits of foam rolling with a deep and penetrating heat that’s always at your control, the MedRock HOTROCK is without a doubt a must have for any fitness enthusiasts that are looking for a quicker and better way of warming up and recovering before and after each workout session.
So, with all that said, let’s have a more detailed look at the MedRock HOTROCK and check everything that this electric-powered heated foam roller has to offer you.
DESIGN & SPECS
Starting with the foam roller’s size, the MedRock HOTROCK measures exactly 13 inches long by 5.625 inches wide by 5.625 inches tall (meaning 5.625 in diameter), or, for our European readers, the foam roller measures exactly 33.02 x 14.28 x 14.28 cm. Not only that, but the foam roller is also quite lightweight, as it only weighs a measly 2.55 lbs. (1.15 kg).
This electric-powered heat-therapy foam roller is made of extremely durable materials, which not only make it a great and reliable tool to use at-home or at the gym for warming up your muscles and joints before working out and for quick recovery sessions after each workout session, but also to reduce any muscle/joint pain whenever you’re body is feeling sore and stiff from a hard day at work.
Overall, the ultra-durable and reasonably soft rubber materials used in the MedRock HOTROCK’s construction make its body a very comfortable surface to rub your muscles and joints against.
Furthermore, the included SpeedHeat Bag makes carrying the MedRock HOTROCK between your home and thge gym (or even to work) a very easy task.
Now, since this is an electric-powered heated foam roller, all you have to do to get it working is connect it to any power outlet you have available on your surroundings. This plug-in electric device features a Voltage of 120 AC at 60 HZ, consuming around 87W of power.
Furthermore, since the MedRock HOTROCK Heated Foam Roller comes equipped with extra-long 9 ft. Power Cord, you can easily use it in your bedroom, living room, or any other large room without ever having to worry about running out of cord length while using the only power outlet that’s currently available in the room.
Keep in mind that currently, this is also the only heated foam roller available on the market that can be heated up between 110°F to 175°F (43.33°C – 79.44°C), and that can happen is just less than 4 minutes of time, so you won’t have to wait a long time before using this heated foam roller for warming up your muscles and/or for a muscle/joint heated-therapy for your body’s fast recovery.
As mentioned earlier, the MedRock HOTROCK also comes equipped with a built-in LCD display and Control Panel, which respectively provide you with simple temperature readings and heating-therapy time duration, as well as controls for power, temperature and heating-therapy times.
Thanks to that, you can easily choose the right temperature on the unit’s built-in LCD display with just the press of a button for each part of your body. That goes for whether using they’re using the MedRock HOTROCK Heated Foam Roller on the back of your neck for headaches, on your IT band after a long, cold run or even along your thoracic spine for improving your posture and spinal mobility.
It’s also worth to mention that the unit also integrates an Adjustable Automatic Shut-Down Timer that can be used to better configure and set-up its maximum heating times, which will then trigger the unit to automatically shut itself of after that period of time is reached.
How To Use?
As explained before, the MedRock HOTROCK is an electric-powered heated foam roller that works by combining an intense heat with both deep massage and with myofascial release to help you improve your body’s blood flow and help you to improve your mobility, while also providing with a quick way to decrease pain and soreness in order to achieving pain relief, or simply, to speed up your recovery after a hard workout session.
Thanks to that special combination, you can get all the benefits of foam rolling therapy, including a deep massage to relax your muscles, to relieve joint stiffness, and to reduce pain overall from a hard-workout, as well as a quick heated-therapy session to not only increase your blood flow and oxygen, but also to push your body to better use its nutrients and proteins for energy production, muscle growth, and cell repair, while simultaneously eliminating any metabolic waste and injury debris for a faster and better healing, recovery (and relaxation) process.
You can use the HOTROCK for all of your leg muscles, including both thighs and calves, for your hips, for back muscles and spine, for your neck muscles and tendons, or even just for your arms.
Ultimately, you can use the HOTROCK to get an elite-level recovery therapy. All that makes the MedRock HOTROCK a great fitness recovery tool for any fitness enthusiasts to have around.
Lastly, for those new to Foam Rolling and Foam Roll Exercises, the company has also made a really nice written tutorial to get you started on those, and you can go have a look at their Online Foam Rolling Exercises Guide by clicking the provided link.
The MedRock HOTROCK is an electric-powered heated foam roller that can be heated up to 175°F (79.44°C) in less than 4 minutes, and then maintain its selected temperature for a long period of time.
Overall, the HOTROCK is a really nice heat-therapy recovery tool that can easily be used by both beginner and professional / elite athletes, while also proving to be a great body-recovery tool for any working professionals that spend a major part of their day working while sitting at a desk, or even for patients that are recently recovering from muscle surgery and pretty much everyone else in between!
Without a single doubt, the HOTROCK can offer users a quick way to get a deep muscle massage with heat therapy for muscle recovery and repair, or simply, for a nice body relaxation. Lastly, thanks to its simple Control Panel, users have an easy and intuitive way of controling the foam roller’s heat instantly without ever having to get up and put it in the microwave like the traditional microwave-heated foam rollers actually require you to do. So, all you have to do is to press a few buttons and the HOTROCK’s temperature will change within seconds. That’s just so convenient!
If you’re interested in buying it, each unit is currently discounted from its normal price of $179, now going for just $89 (saves you a hefty $90). You can order yours online right now, directly from MedRock’s official shopping page, which you can access by clicking this link.