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
Whether 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!