Updated: May 31
What is one of the best things you can do to improve your mobility, decrease muscle soreness, and loosen up tight trigger points? The answer is by using a foam roller.
The benefit of a foam roller is that it provides sufficient surface area to work out knots in places like the hamstrings, quads, shoulders, calves and glutes. Having the ability to be able to roll tight muscles and release fascia helps to promote better circulation and blood flow to the muscles and ligaments and allows you to be able to self-manage your recovery from workouts. The benefits also include calming the nervous system, releasing lactic acid from the muscles, and improving posture.
There are many different types of rollers to choose from - different sizes and densities with different features. The most important thing is to find one that works for you. If you haven't used a foam roller before, you may want to start with a rollerm. Overall the foam roller is one of the best tools you can use to increase your mobility and improve your movement quality. Try these foam roller exercises in this video from the Kore Fitness video library: