Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Benefits of Foam Rolling

Foam rollers are essentially a self-myofascial release therapy.  They are a quick and easy tool that you can use daily to rehab injuries, but also prevent injuries! Foam rolling can also help with muscle soreness and tightness.

You can foam roll anytime - before a workout, after a workout, after work, before bed, whenever you have time.

A preworkout foam rolling session warms up your muscles, whereas a postworkout session helps increase your flexibility in the area you are rolling.

The most important thing to remember is to go slow and when you find a tight spot, hold it there for a bit longer to work that spot out.
You use your body's weight, so you can make it is challenging as you would like.

And know that it may hurt a bit at the beginning, but it's a good hurt. And the more often you do it, the easier it will be!

If you are just beginning, I would start with a smooth foam roller, not the rumble roller that I have here! :)

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