Want to add a new challenge to your workout routine? If the answer is yes, then maybe you should consider foam rolling exercises.
What is Foam Rolling?
A form of soft therapy, foam rolling is typically incorporated into the warm-up and cool-down exercises. To get started with foam rolling, all you need is a foam cylinder and a clear space. You select an area of your body that you want to target and then roll the roller on the ground under that area for up to two minutes.
Why Should You Take Up Foam Rolling?
Foam rolling serves several purposes, including building flexibility, reducing the effects of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), promoting recovery, and eliminating knots. It has also been associated with a wide range of additional benefits such as improving sleep quality and providing a boost to the immune system.
What Do You Need to Know Before Getting Started with Foam Rolling?
You may initially feel a bit of discomfort when starting out with foam rolling. To avoid injury just remember to take it slow and to stop if you feel sore. Another good is to relax the muscles prior to exercise. It may be a good idea to consult your doctor before incorporating rolling exercises into your workout.
Find Out More About Foam Rolling
If you are interested in foam rolling and would like to learn more, then we recommend that you check out the below infographic from Bracken Foam Fabricators which offers some great tips for beginners.