Looking to freshen up your workout routine? If so, then foam rolling exercises could be the perfect choice for you!
Foam rolling exercises involve using a foam cylinder to ease muscle tension and reduce soreness in specific areas of the body. To practice foam rolling, you first need to find an area with ample floor space. You then place the roller on the ground and roll it under targeted areas for up to two minutes.
Foam rolling is a form of soft therapy that helps to build flexibility, reduce muscle soreness, and eliminate knots. It is usually incorporated into the warm-up and cool-down exercises as it helps you to get ready for physical activity, to reduce the effects of DOMS and to promote recovery. It has been found to have a wide range of additional benefits such as enhancing sleep quality and boosting the immune system.
When getting started, you may find the exercises to be uncomfortable. However, the more you practice the easier it will get. Just remember to take it slow and to never do foam rolling if you are still sore from the previous day’s work-out. Relax the muscles as much as you can and avoid areas that feel too sore.
To learn more about how foam rolling can help you achieve your fitness goals, check out the below infographic from Bracken Foam Fabricators.