Fitness Friday: Foam Rollers for Beginners


Foam Rollers Massage, Loosen Tight Muscles

You don’t have to be a marathon runner or even a frequent exerciser to have tight knots and sore quads, hamstrings, calves, IT bands, or even backs. Starting a new exercise routine can do it, and being inactive can actually be a culprit.

One of our favorite fitness bloggers, MizFitOnline, who has maintained a 35-pound weight loss for 19 years, says:

Since we don’t use our bodies well (see: chairs, cars, computers for some examples), our muscles become imbalanced – some are overused, some are underused, others are trying to compensate for those that are underused and lazy.

Foam Rollers Help You Get A Deeper Massage

foam-roller-posterWhether your fitness motivation needs a jumpstart or you’re already quite active, if you think your muscles might be “unbalanced,” one way to give yourself a deeper at-home massage – and maybe save some $$ – is with a foam roller. MizFit calls her foam roller her personal massage agent. You can work out tight knots with a foam roller, as well as use it for balance and strengthening exercises.

But for the purposes of today’s Fitness Friday video, our fitness intern Melissa demonstrates how to self-massage using a foam roller.

Where Can I Buy A Foam Roller?

A quick online search showed that you can get a foam roller at popular online retailers, such as Amazon and Target.

Video: Self-Massage Using A Foam Roller

Let us know if you have tried foam rolling and if it has helped you!

4 responses to “Fitness Friday: Foam Rollers for Beginners”

  1. Marianka says:

    Great exercises! Thank You for sharing:)

  2. Lauren says:

    Awesome, I couldn’t live without my foam roller. Couple that with a bit of tennis ball trigger point work and my recovery sessions are done. I hope a ton of people see this, such an underrated tool.

  3. Kunal Kumar says:

    It is an excellent workout for body and foam rollers massage.. Thanks to you for sharing this article with us.

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