CFF FOAM ROLLERS - 18" & 36" LENGTHS
"The best way to eliminate and prevent muscle knots is the foam roller. The foam roller is a firm foam log that is six inches in diameter. Use the roller against the muscle knots with your own body weight to generate the direct pressure. Imagine using a rolling pin to roll out lumps in bread dough. A foam roller is a good alternative to repetitive trips to the massage therapist. Your foam roller is always available and doesn't accept tips! Bottom line: The foam roller is an inexpensive, yet highly effective way to treat and prevent the most common injuries seen in runners." — Runner's World
Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) technique used by athletes and physical therapists to inhibit overactive muscles. This form of stretching utilizes the concept of autogenic inhibition to improve soft tissue extensibility, thus relaxing the muscle and the activation of the antagonist muscle.
Key Points for Specific Foam Roller Exercises
- Roll back and forth across the painful or stiff area for 60 seconds.
- Spend extra time directly over the knot or trigger point itself.
- Roll the injured area 2-3 times a day. (For prevention of injuries, 2-3 times a week is recommended.)
- Avoid rolling over bony areas.
- Always stretch the area following foam rolling.