Disclaimer: This review made is of my honestly held opinion and am not a statement of fact.
Roll your pain away with this trigger point foam roller
- A pretty sturdy accessory. Able to withstand my weight of 80kg and tested it on my 95kg friend too with no issues.
- Compact design, able to place in my bag to carry to the gym.
- Loving the trigger point release, hit my tight knots perfectly.
Duration length of product testing: 4 weeks
Foam rolling as a self-massaging technique is gaining ground especially now that its usefulness in increasing flexibility and relaxing muscles has been demonstrated. It works by targeting the myofascia, the connective tissue that envelops the muscles and provides structure and support. In a healthy person, this fibrous tissue is pliable. Poor posture, lack of activity, or overuse of the tissue results in its tightness, which is often times accompanied by pain.
Investing In a Foam Roller
A foam roller is ingeniously designed to be used for muscle and trigger point massage. It is made with a sturdy core with a surface material that is slightly more rigid than muscle tissue so that it can provide sufficient pressure without creating any discomfort. There are different surface bumps on the roller to enable you achieve different massage strokes for greater effects.
Unlike traditional foam rollers, this one features a hollow core. This, it has been discovered, allows greater pressure to be applied on the fascia.
Foam-rolling is recommended for use with those large groups of muscles such as the quadriceps, hamstrings as well as back and gluteal muscles. Ideally, you are supposed to use the foam roller for not more than five minutes on each muscle until a sensation is felt. As you roll, you should pause when you feel a trigger point, and hold until that tightness is released.
Increase Your Flexibility
One of the main benefits of using a foam roller is the improvements it brings in flexibility. For a bodybuilder, professional or otherwise, it is the ideal tool to use to increase that range of movement without affecting performance.
Many resources online explain the correct usage of the foam roller, depending on the muscles that you want to target. The techniques are not complicated, a fact that has enabled foam rolling to achieve such unprecedented popularity.
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