Foam rolling can be effective for many muscles, including calves, hamstrings, glutes, quadriceps, hip flexors, latissimus dorsi, and the thoracic spine. There’s no specific order in which you need to foam roll; you can do what works best for you.
Benefits of foam rolling:
🔸reduces inflammation that 🔸occurs during the muscle repair process
🔸aids in muscle repair recovery
🔸helps injury prevention by maintaining muscle length and remedying tension and tightness
🔸increases blood flow and elasticity of muscle tissue, joints, and fascia — the body’s connective tissue — which helps with mobility, overall well-being, and a smoother appearance of fat underneath your skin
🔸promotes relaxation — roll away your worries!
Place the foam roller under each muscle group and roll, using long strokes, for 60 seconds until a tender area is found.
Once a knot is found, maintain pressure on the knot or trigger point for 30 to 60 seconds by moving back and forth over that surface area. For example, start by rolling your leg muscles, and once you find a point of tension, for example in your calves, continue to roll the calf muscles for 30 to 60 seconds.
Do you use foam roller on a regular basis? Share your experience in the comments below.
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