What is foam rolling?

Foam rolling is a form of stretching technique where you roll your body over a cylindrical piece of foam to “massage” your muscles. Tools for this type of stretching can also range anywhere from a lacrosse ball to a tennis ball, but foam rollers are a great place to start.

Why should I foam roll?

  • Muscle relaxation
  • Increased blood flow to the muscle area you’re rolling
  • Relaxes and stretches out any knots after an intense workout
  • Leads to a speedier muscle recovery so you’re prepared for your next workout

How do I foam roll?

The best way to begin foam rolling is to choose a few areas of your body that feel stiff, and begin trying to relax those areas of muscle first. A few examples of where to start:

  • Quads (front of thighs)
  • Lats (underneath your armpit, along the side of your body)
  • Adductors (inner thigh/groin)
  • Glutes (the booty)

Try incorporating foam rolling into your next pre-workout warm up or post-life cool down and let us know what your sore muscles think!

 

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