Has regular training left your body feeling tight? No time to go for a massage? Using a foam roller is actually an effective and cost-effective way to reduce and manage the adhesions and scar tissue in fascia, as well as release painful muscular trigger points.
What is foam rolling?
Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) technique that can really aid recovery by helping relieve muscle tightness, soreness, and inflammation, and increase a joint’s range of motion.
Why should I foam roll?
There are many benefits to foam rolling like:
- Decrease tone of overactive muscles
- Improve mobility and range of motion
- Improve quality of movement
- Decrease injury risk
- Improve recovery and performance
Below are two foam rolling videos we found on YouTube to help you target those specific problem areas!
15-Minute Foam Roller Tutorial for Low Back Pain Relief
How to Use a Foam Roller for Recovery
Author: Logan Leigh Rix
Logan blends her passion and profession by working as a digital and social media marketer and content creator in the fitness, health and wellness industry. She’s also a personal trainer, former Face of Fitness finalist and Fitness Magazine featured athlete.