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Do you feel tight sometimes? How about feeling sore? If so, you should try Self-Myofascial Release!

What is Foam Rolling?

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 โ€œknotsโ€ 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

Types of Foam Rollers

Foam rollers come in different sizes and styles. The following are some great ones:

LuxFit Foam Roller has a smooth 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.

Foam Rolling Videos: How to Foam Roll

Upper Back Foam Rolling
Hamstring Foam Rolling

Even if you are not sore or tight, foam rolling is a great habit to get into as a preventative measure in order to keep your muscles and joints healthy and flexible.

Lift, Burn more Fat, Get Stronger, and Live Healthier!

To a Fitter Healthier You,

Adriana Albritton

The Fitness Wellness Mentor

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