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Rogue’s DT Tempering Rollers were co-developed with powerlifting legend Donnie Thompson—creator of the Thompson Fatbell, the Fat Pad, and the Belt Squat Belt—among many other innovations. In his South Carolina gym, Thompson has helped introduce “body tempering” as a heavy-duty upgrade over traditional foam rollers, utilizing weighted cast-iron cylinders to break up trigger points and relieve tightness in the joints, muscles and fascia. Rogue has refined those original prototype cylinders into our 24" DT Tempering Rollers, available here in 50 LB, 80 LB, and 110 LB increments.
Compared to other massaging rollers, the substantial weight of the DT Tempering Rollers can create a much more intense form of soft tissue mobilization, without causing any additional pain or discomfort in the process. All of our rollers are made from powder-coated cast iron, and feature recessed ends that act as the handles, enabling easier handling and control. Color-coded bands are included in the center of each roller (indicating the weight) and at both ends (featuring Rogue branding) for easy identification from a distance: Green = 50 LB, Gray = 80 LB, and Yellow = 110 LB.
Disclaimer: Performing Body Tempering does not give license for one to call it ‘Chiropractic,’ ‘Physical Therapy,’ or ‘Adjustments’ or ‘Manipulation.’ However, when utilized by a licensed coach, trainer or practitioner it can be a strength preparation or rehabilitation tool. Body Tempering is currently being used by licensed athletic trainers, massage therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, chiropractors and physical therapists in treatment of their patients. Outside of licensed clinics, it is not to be used in diagnosis, treating injuries, and/or body manipulation. Otherwise, it is a highly anaerobic method of strength training and preparation only! Any use of this equipment is at the sole risk of user.
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For Donnie Thompson, decades of experience as both a champion powerlifter and world renowned trainer have helped him become one of his sport’s great innovators, as well. In his own South Carolina gym, the creator of the Thompson Fatbell has already replaced foam rollers entirely with the weighted cast iron alternative, noting the added intensity in treatment without any added pain. His body tempering methodology has caught on with trainers around the world, and now has a new formal tool design in the form of the Rogue DT Tempering Roller.
Despite their heavier weight, the size and shape of the DT Tempering Rollers help distribute pressure in such a way that the athlete gets the benefits of an intense massaging treatment without any additional pain or discomfort from the tool itself. Slowly rolled over a muscle/joint/area for 1 to 2 minutes, the weighted cylinder can help facilitate soft tissue mobilization and temporarily relieve nagging knots or tightness, enabling the user to train longer and more effectively in the weight room.
We currently offer the DT Tempering Roller in three size options, giving users the ability to switch weights depending on the area of the body being treated:
50LB: 24" long x4.5" diameter, Green color bands
80LB: 24" long x 5" diameter, Gray color bands
100LB: 24" long x 55.5” diameter, Yellow color bands
These durable 24" rollers are manufactured from quality cast iron, and feature a powder-coat finish and recessed ends for an easy grip and leveraged control. The segmented design and exterior grooves work with the natural contours of the body for a more precise and beneficial treatment.
DT Tempering Rollers can be used to break up trigger points and tightness anywhere from the shoulders and chest to the quads, glutes, hamstrings and calves.
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