If you’re an active person who would rather hammer out burpees than slow down for self-myofascial release—commonly known as “foam rolling”—you’re not alone. As the American Council on Exercise observes, “foam rolling is not noted for its comfort.” So why would you spend time doing something uncomfortable? Because it can improve your muscles’ range of motion, boost blood circulation, break down knots in your muscles, and improve muscle tissue integrity.
With the TRX Rocker, myofascial release is easier and more effective than ever. Unlike a traditional foam roller, the TRX Rocker has three contact points: a low intensity, lightly-grooved side for more gentle massage; a medium intensity, more deeply-grooved side for deeper release; and the apex of the two sides for high-intensity target areas. Thanks to its unique, tear-drop shape, the TRX Rocker is a more intuitive tool for muscle release.
All you need is a few minutes of rocking each day to start enjoying the benefits of myofascial release. And, since we all know the right song can make any task more enjoyable, we’ve compiled a Spotify list of rockin’ tunes to accompany your TRX Rocker sessions.
2 Minute Tunes
For a super-short TRX Rocker session, is there any better choice than the Queen stadium anthem "We Will Rock You"? Other sub-three minute hits include Joan Jett’s "I Love Rock ‘N Roll", Kiss’ "Rock and Roll All Nite", Billy Joel’s "It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me", and Elvis Presley’s "Jailhouse Rock". Or for rockin’ with a country twinge, turn to Alan Jackson’s "Don’t Rock the Jukebox".
3 Minute Jams
Got three minutes to rock? Let the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, serenade you through your Rocker routine with "Rock Steady". Digging more of a classic rock vibe with your TRX Rocker? Try Bob Seger’s "Old Time Rock & Roll". If an upbeat bop is more your speed, cue up Elton John’s "Crocodile Rock", The Clash’s "Rock the Casbah", or Twisted Sister’s "I Wanna Rock". Has it been a long time, been a long time since your last TRX Rocker session? You need Led Zeppelin’s "Rock and Roll".
4 Minute Songs
Looking for a hype song to motivate you to start myofascial release? The Black Eyed Peas' hit "Rock That Body" will do the trick. Or you could use Justin Timberlake’s Justified-era jam "Rock Your Body" or the Shop Boyz' "Party Like a Rock Star" for chill background music for a four-plus minute TRX Rocker routine. Celebrating consecutive days using your TRX Rocker? Go for AC/DC’s "Rock N Roll Train" or Neil Young’s "Rockin’ in the Free World". For a rocking anthem with a greater sense of urgency, try "Scorpions Rock You Like a Hurricane".
Grab your TRX Rocker and get to work...and don’t forget to check out our full list of “rock” songs on Spotify.