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Most fitness enthusiasts will know of the foam roller or at least encountered it at the studio. Foam rollers, when used correctly, can release tension and tightness between the muscles and the fascia (which surrounds the muscle or group of muscles). This tension or tightness is usually caused by repetitive moving patterns. Foam rolling can help improve flexibility and range of movement and decrease risk of injury.
Using a foam roller is simple but working some areas may take a bit of practice. Start by finding an open area with some floor space. Position your body with the area you want to work on top of the foam roller. Your body weight creates the pressure that massages and releases tight spots in the fascia. You control the pressure by applying more or less body weight on the foam roller and using your hands and feet to offset your weight as needed. It’s helpful to try a variety of positions and see what works best for you.
Below are some general tips to help get you started:
Ready to get rolling? Join our Personal Trainer, Sherry Kresky, on the Inspired by Fitness YouTube channel as she demonstrates exercises that will help you improve your mobility and performance and decrease muscle fatigue. Just click on the link below, grab your foam roller and follow along. After you’re done, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for more fitness challenges, tutorials and workouts!
Foam Rolling YouTube link: https://youtu.be/GcVrSgmhCRk