Foam rolling can be an effective tool to add to your warm-up or cooldown, before and after exercise. It can help relieve muscle tightness, soreness, and inflammation, and increase your joint range of motion.
It has many uses beyond just rolling out the tight parts of your body. We use them to open your shoulders, we’ll do the entire AB series, the hundred, and even some roll-ups and rollovers for our more advanced clients. We’ll use it for our leg series from the leg springs without the springs. Ania loves to use it at the end of her TRX and Tower class.
It’s a great exercise option if you’re in a situation where you can’t bear weight on your legs, but still want to work them out, and it also works your abs like mad! The foam roller comes close to replicating the feeling that you get when you are on one of the small barrels, so we highly recommend them for home.
In the studio, we have a softer foam roller so you would be looking for a soft-density foam roller like this one linked here, or if you really love rolling check out this vibrating roller for an extra treat.
Link here: OPTP Pro Roller
Link here: ELITYKO Vibrating Foam Roller