Foam Roll Your Sore Muscles For a Quicker Recovery

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.

foam rollerSelf-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.

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Product was received in exchange for an honest review. Regardless all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Comments
  • Tiara

    Thank you for sharing such a great & informative post! This is great info, especially for me since I workout a lot!

  • Angelic Sinova

    Talk about perfect timing! I just started a new workout routine and have been looking for something to help my sore muscles. I’m definitely going to look into this <3

  • Valerie@Occasionally Crafty

    I have been entertaining (what feels like) non-stop the last two days. I could seriously use one of these right now!

  • kandice

    I wish I could say that I work out, but I dont.. I do however chase two toddlers and move furniture which tires me out and makes me sore.. This would be great!

  • Joanne T Ferguson

    WOW and I have never heard of this product before, but will certainly be checking it out soon! Anything that can help sore muscles for a quick recovery gets a tick from me!

  • Stephanie

    This is great information for people who suffer from muscle soreness. I don’t run, but I know lots of people who do. I’ll have to share this with them!

  • Michele

    Although I do not work out that doesn’t mean my leg and arm muscles don’t get really tight. I could certainly use this for those times when my muscles tighten on me.

  • Tyra

    This is so clutch! I have a Rumble Roller and my trainer swears by the foam rollers, too! It helps sooo much with all of the stiffness.

  • Ashley

    I started an intense workout regimen recently, and had to switch my monthly massages to weekly myofascial due to the pain in my back (good pain, but I’ve got arthritis!). Being able to do it myself would be incredible! I will definitely be checking this out, thank you so much 🙂

  • mykidsguide

    I could use this. I walk every night and sometimes my muscles feel sore.

  • Franc Ramon

    I need a roller like this. This can definitely release some stiffness in the muscles.

  • Jacob Fu

    Oh! I need to get one of these! I’m just starting to get back into a workout routine and this would be perfect.

  • Brittnei

    This sounds like it can really do the trick for sure. My husband could definitely use something like this since he works out at the gym. I know when I get back into the studio to dance again I will most likely need something like this for a while since it’s been so long since I’ve been there. Thanks for sharing about it!

  • Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy

    My husband gets tight muscles all the time. I wonder if this would help him instead his constant insisting I rub his back, lol.

  • CourtneyLynne

    omg I have this same exact foam roller and absolutely love it!! My toddler has seen me use it so much that she even tried to use it now. It’s the cutest thing ever lol

  • Mommy Peach

    It’s my first time to know more about foam rolling. I’ll keep this in mind for when I work out again after giving birth.

  • XmasDolly

    At the moment I’m waiting for my daughter to come in from Missouri. She just started running herself. I’m definitely going to make her read this Post. She doesn’t need it because she got divorced or anything like that, but I just think it will help her inner being as it helped you. Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂