Getting Your Workout (Or Day) Started: The Foam Roller
Consider picking up a foam roller
Are you short on time for your workout today? Do you have some soreness in your legs from a hard workout the day before? Are you having some issues with achilles tendonitis or knee cap pain (patella-femoral pain)? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to consider picking up a foam roller (Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods) and check out these videos of how to roll your legs out using the foam roller:
The foam roller is a very versatile and cost-effective product to have in your house to help keep your muscles and tendons healthy. Foam rolling your muscles helps to increase blood flow, release fascial tension, and ultimately warm up muscles for athletic performance. We recommend spending 45-60 seconds on each muscle group and utilize rolling the muscles in a slow and deliberate motion.