What is Foam Rolling?
Self Myofascial Release, also known as "foam rolling," has transformed from a once mysterious technique used only by professional athletes, coaches, and therapists to a familiar everyday practice for people at all levels of fitness. By applying pressure to specific points on your body you can aid the recovery of muscles and assist in returning them to normal function. Normal function means your muscles are elastic, healthy, and ready to perform at a moment's notice. Foam rolling can assist in breaking up the muscle knots, resuming normal blood flow and function.
Regular use of a Foam Roller is known to provide benefits such as recovery from (or preventing) injuries, decreased muscle and joint pain, increased circulation and flexibility, improved balance and mobility and preparing the body for peak performance.
Need to work out a few knots in your upper back?
Place the roller under your shoulder blades and cross your arms over your chest. Lift your hips off the floor and use your body weight to apply pressure on the tight area. Hold up to 60 seconds. Here's a great technique to relieve tension in your neck. Lie on your back with the roller under your neck. Allow your head to rest on top of the foam roller so that you feel a gentle pressure on your neck. You can slowly turn your head to the side, or to the side and down (aiming your chin down to your shoulder). Hold this position for up to 60 seconds.
- Made from high density Eco-friendly EVA foam material, The SweatShopTM Hollow Multi-D Foam roller is designed to withstand constant, heavy and repeated use without breaking down.
- New textured surface. -- It offers a superior, multi-density exterior constructed over a rigid, hollow core that withstands repeated use while maintaining shape and integrity. The grid zone design allows for targeted massage- the multi-dimensional surfaces of the roller replicate the feeling of a massage therapist's hands - wide and flat like the palm, long and tubular like the fingers, and small and firm like the finger tips.