Body Tempering was developed by Champion Powerlifter Donnie Thompson.
You can read about it on Muscle & Fitness or in this podcast with Donnie and Legendary Coach Joe Defranco.
Theory behind Body Tempering
Body Tempering was developed by Donnie Thompson in August of 2014. It started as a mistake and just kept growing. We were hearing of great athletes succumbing to hernia surgeries due to severe muscle adhesions. That is something we never wanted. There was no way we were getting on the floor and flopping around on foam rollers. We used KettleBells to diffuse abs and quads for years. PCV pipe too. These were very useful and worked well. Then one day, Levi the Fireman was lying on the floor rolling his abs with a KB. Donnie jokingly told him he would put the X-Wife (a 135lb steel cylinder) on him to roll his stomach out (the X-Wifewas and is a drop cut piece of solid steel, 5 inches in diameter and 24 inches long and 135lbs). So with the X-Wife on Levi's stomach, he commenced to rolling it over his entire upper body. He loved it. So Donnie went next. Then Joe, then Josh and then everyone else.
This led to us trying it on our backs. Then the backs of the legs. Then chest and shoulders. And finally, the Calves! It was brutal but it worked. We all but stopped stretching prior to training. If we missed a day, we got so addicted to being rolled that we started doing it everyday. It never got to be too much. We were all getting stronger and feeling better. By October, two NFL Centers were using it daily and right before the games on Sunday!
Simply put, the X-Wife diffuses (Dispersal) tissue and its crushing weight relieves tightness involving fascia, muscle, veins, organs and nerves. They aid in ridding toxins (toxins are strongly acidic, metabolic waste and molecules associated with inflammation but not limited to) specifically from the fascia, veins and nerve encasement's. Like a rolling pin kneading dough. Body Tempering is the fastest way to feel good again. Trigger points and muscle adhesions cannot hold up to the method. Nothing in the world even comes close to doing what the X-Wife can perform in seconds.
Where Does the Geisha Roller come in?
The Geisha roller is similar to the X-Wife and was developed in concert with Donnie to bring shippable version to market with improved features.
Improved Features include:
The standard weight is the same as the X-Wife at 130lbs. But it can be reduced by putting in less concrete if you chose or increased by dropping in scrap steel or weights into the roller before adding the concrete. Final weight can be set from 32lbs-250lbs!
NOTE: If your looking at having one made we can provide you the print for having either a fabricated one done, or a solid steel one with the center relief and handles we can provide you a print. But be warned that a one-off unit of either type is likely going to run you over $500 even if its your buddy's machine shop.
Here is a playlist of Body Tempering in Action
Do you have any of the other sizes available? Or do you know where to go to buy
Only 1 size is available, and keep in mind the weight can be varied by the amount of cement (or other filler) used.
Does this require someone else to use or can it be used by oneself?
To get the full use of the roller a partner is advised but can definetly be used on yourself
Is there a location I could pick up the order to save on shipping? I live in Portland, OR.
You sure can! Stop by the Lab and we'll get you taken care of (wait till you get here to place the order). Our address is:
14350 SE Industrial Way
Clackamas, OR 97015
What is the cost to ship the Geisha Roller to Brighton, MI 48116?
I would be happy to get you a shipping quote. I would just need your exact address.
Would this work on over active QL and Longissmus muscles?
Those are definitely some of the cheif uses of this product. This roller is designed for use on the back with a relief for the spineos processes in the middle while still getting into the muscles lateral to the spine.
Can you ship to the UK?
We can, but due to the weight of the roller it has to be through UPS.
What is the shipping weight? How much would it be to ship to California? How much would it be to ship to Hawaii? Thanks!
The Geisha ships at 33 lbs, the shipping cost vary, contact email@example.com for shipping quotes