Foam rolling is part of the Thrive program but how does it help your body?
Foam rolling can be described as a myofascial massage that works to break up knots and relieve tension. Adding foam rolling to your fitness routine promotes a healthy recovery from your workout.
A study published by the Journal of Athletic Training showed that foam rolling effectively reduced delayed onset muscle soreness. It was also shown to increase both power and dynamic strength endurance.
To achieve the best result from foam rolling here are a few guidelines to follow:
Target the muscle that you want to massage
Relax your muscles as much as possible
Keep breathing throughout
Do you use a foam roller during your exercise routine? Let us know!