What does a foam roller help with?
Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) technique. It can help relieve muscle tightness, soreness, and inflammation, and increase your joint range of motion. Foam rolling can be an effective tool to add to your warm-up or cooldown, before and after exercise.
How do you properly use a foam roller?
- Lie on your side with the foam roller underneath your right shoulder. Your lower body can be resting on the ground comfortably with your left arm out in front to guide movement.
- Roll slowly up and down over your deltoid muscle.
- Repeat for 30 seconds.
- Switch sides and repeat on your left shoulder.
How do you use a foam roller for beginners?
BEGINNER Foam Rolling Exercises –
Should I use a foam roller?
Foam rolling can be performed prior to and after your workouts. Before exercise, rolling will increase tissue elasticity, range of motion and circulation (blood flow). This can help you move better during your workout and protect you from injury. Foam rolling post-workout is a great way to enhance recovery.