How to use a foam roller - Women's Running

How to use a foam roller

Author: Women's Running Magazine

Read Time:   |  February 8, 2016

Using a foam roller is a great way for runners to relieve muscle tightness pre and post run. The foam roller essentially unties knots in your muscles by breaking down adhesions, to help muscle tissue to heal. If you’re running regularly, incorporating foam-rolling exercises into your routine will go a long way towards relieving post-run muscle soreness, speeding up your recovery for your next session. It’s also a great way to increase muscle elasticity and flexibility pre run, allowing for an increased range of movement. Here Fitness Editor Anne-Marie Lategan explains four key exercises targeting the calves, quads, ITBs and hamstrings. (Be warned – pain is normal!)

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