BENEFITS OF USING A FOAM ROLLER
25th July 2018
For years stretching was the standard method to decrease muscle tightness and improve flexibility prior to working out.
Now with foam rollers, athletes and fitness enthusiasts can instantly improve their workouts and decrease their risk of injury.
Foam roller exercises, also known as myofascial release, is a form of massage that fitness enthusiasts do before working out to loosen up sore muscles and tight joints, or after a workout in an effort to aid muscle recovery.
Myofascial release is the application of low intensity forces to soft tissue over a long period of time. The purpose is to allow contracted muscles to relax, which improves blood flow and nutrient flow to the area.
Because blood carries oxygen around the body, good circulation becomes crucial to overall health. Myofascial release can improve circulation buy breaking up the tight areas where blood flow may be restricted.
The main benefits of foam rolling are:
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