Foam rollers are exercise devices used for massage and fitness. While usually long and cylindrical, they come in many shapes, sizes and varying textures. When used for self-massage, they help soothe tight, sore areas (known as “trigger points”) and speed up muscle recovery. This process of rolling out tight muscles and relieving tension is also called myofascial release. Using a foam roller is very important among pro athletes and should be used before and after any and all exercises. Doing this will ensure that your muscles are well prepared for anything the gym has to offer.
So how do you use a foam roller? While a first attempt at using a foam roller may feel a bit awkward, the technique becomes much more natural with a little practice...Read More