Do you sometimes feel like your muscles are very tight or even sore? If so, you should try Self-Myofascial Release!
Self-Myofascial Release or Foam Rolling is basically a self-massage using a foam roller. The foam roller is a lightweight, cylindrical tube of compressed foam that you can use throughout your body. Foam rolling is done by applying pressure with the foam roller to trigger points. These trigger points are “knots” formed in the muscle and can be identified since they cause pain when pressure is applied to the area.
FOAM ROLLING BENEFITS
- Facilitates muscle recovery
- Releases muscle tightness
- Reduces soreness
- Eliminates muscle knots
- Helps resume normal blood flow
- Corrects musculoskeletal function
- Keeps muscles healthy and flexible
- Helps increase performance
Foam rollers come in different sizes and styles. The following are some great ones:
LuxFit Foam Roller has a smoth surface but it is firm.
Rollga Foam Roller is a medium density roller with a nice contouring design.
RumbleRoller is a firm roller with bumps that penetrate the tissue deeper, which is great but can be a bit more painful.
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Even if you are not sore or tight, foam rolling is great habit to get into as a preventative measure in order to keep your muscles and joints healthy.
Remember, whether you want to lose weight, tone your body, gain strength or size, all muscles must be trained.
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