This simple and handy device can reduce muscle soreness, speed recovery, and even relieve stress. Taking a few minutes out of your day to roll out the knots in your muscles will help you train harder, perform better, and avoid injury.
How to Start a Foam Roller Routine
For smaller, deeper muscles, a small, firm ball – like a racquetball or tennis ball can help.
- Make a pass or two over each group, pausing and taking deep breaths when you find a sore spot.
- Don’t overdo it, less is more here.
- Keep your attention on the experience in your muscles, breath, and mind.