Friday, 9 September 2016

Foam Rolling Basics - Lower Body

Living an active lifestyle requires an important balance of hard work, prep, and recovery. Most people use traditional stretches to warm up and cool down, but having a foam roller will help to prepare your muscles more effectively. Foam rolling provides a more beneficial warm up to help our muscles work harder and provide a better cool down to transition our muscles to a more relaxed state. 

There are two types of rollers you can use; a smooth surfaced roller and a textured roller which both has ridges and altering surfaces. The smooth surfaced roller is great for light warm up and cool down, whereas the textured roller is more beneficial in reaching deeper into tissues and joints. Just like with training, diversity promotes growth for muscles. In the case of foam rollers, diversity promotes stronger preparation.


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