You know when you’re starting a new workout regime and after the first day of a new exercise your body feels beat? You can barely walk or move from the muscle soreness? Enter the magic of muscle foam rollers.
Self-myofascial release or more commonly known as foam rolling, use to be a common practice only athletes used to release and ease tight muscles. By applying pressure to sore muscles on your body you are able to aid in quicker muscle recovery so that they are ready to go for your next workout. I had only discovered foam rollers at my gym a few months back when my hammies were killing me. I saw a couple of people rolling out their legs and decided to give it a try and holy hell, it hurt so good!
To foam roll properly, all you need to do is apply moderate pressure to whichever muscle group is feeling tight and roll back and forth using the roller and your bodyweight. Be sure not to roll too quickly as your muscles need to feel the pressure for approximately 1 second per inch to start releasing. The pain should be similar to stretching tight muscles, its a little painful but bearable.
Using a muscle foam roller is a no brainer now that I’ve used one consistently. I personally have a Muscle Mauler Max that I love! It has increased high density coverage and a trigger-matrix design. I know all of that might not sound like much but the more pressure zones allows for a superior massage and maximum coverage for all your tight areas. This particular muscle foam roller comes with a handy little guide to show you how to roll a couple of different muscle groups as well.
Thanks to modern advances, muscle foam rollers can be purchased for home use at a fraction of the cost. So ditch those tennis balls and other random items and grab a foam roller of your own.
Product was received in exchange for an honest review. Regardless all thoughts and opinions are my own.