There are many uses for a foam roller. Its primary benefit is during various types of exercise, as an aid or tool. It can be used as part of a regular exercise routine or as part of a rehabilitation program.
The typical product is about two feet long and six inches thick. It can be used for floor exercises and helps to support joints and hips. The device can be moved back and forth by arms and legs, while working on a mat. When used in this manner, it helps with flexibility and extension of muscles. It also aids in developing muscle strength, through resistance.
The device is great for stretching muscles and eliminating knotted areas. It works by allow the weight of the body and the roller to put pressure on a knotted area. Runners often get knotted leg or calf muscles. This product is great for such problems.
For injured areas, the product can help with the stiffness and limited mobility. It can be used two or three times a day, over the affected areas. There are many exercises using this device, that can help with pulled hamstrings, calf muscles and ligaments that run along the side of the knee. It is also useful for lower back pain and stiffness.
Many people experience tension at the end of the day. The tension often presents itself as stiffness and soreness at the base of the neck and shoulders. Using this device routinely can help alleviate the pain that comes from tension and work related stress. It offers a good way to unwind after a hard day.
General use of this item is great for athletes who want to reduce sports related injuries. It can provide an all over body massage, that loosens muscles. After a hard work out, relaxing the muscles this way helps reduce the likelihood of soreness later on. It offers a method for athletes to get a massage at home, when a professional is not available.
The Foam roller is a simple, yet effective device. It is also inexpensive. Most brands can be purchased for £20 or less, professional foam rollers cost around £50. They can be easily stored in a gym bag and used immediately after a work out. They are a great tool for sports therapists and trainers to use, to help athletes heal from injuries or to prevent injuries. Most models come with instructions. There are plenty more exercises available on our website, that show graphic representations of movements and positions.
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