is a self-myofascial release (SMR) technique that is used by athletes and physical therapists to inhibit overactive muscles.
Why use a Foam Roller
If you believe that foam rollers are for not everyone, then you are missing out on one of the most effective tools for recovery and injury prevention. Foam Rollers are becoming the most popular mechanism for self-myofascial release or SMR, and are gaining popularity among the fitness environment, elite athletes of all walks because of the drastic and usually immediate impact it has on their performance and overall health. It has always been a popular tool among the physical therapy and rehabilitation community.
Using a foam roller for as little as five minutes before a workout can have a great impact on the quality of each training session. This will help get the blood flowing in the areas that maybe aren't receiving as much blood flow and helps to reduce tension in muscles. Using a foam roller after a workout as part of a cool down, the foam roller helps to flush out blood that has pooled in the working muscles and allows fresh nutrients and oxygen to come in and begin the healing process. When possible use a foam roller before and after your workouts. If you belong to a fitness facility feel free to ask one of the certified instructors for more information on how to use a Foam Roller. You will most likely find them in the stretching area of the gym.
Benefits of Foam Roller
The benefits of foam rolling have to do with the mobility of the fascia. Fascia is a fibrous layer of connective tissue that surrounds all of the muscles in our body. Without proper mobility, fibers of the fascia become cross linked and they bind to muscles and nerves, inhibiting normal motion and causing pain. Some of the basic, most obvious benefits will be increased blood flow throughout the body, better movement and increased range of motion. These benefits can decrease the chance of injury and decrease recovery time after a workout. A decreased recovery time means more healthy workouts. Increased circulation is huge for recovery and greater ROM means you get to work muscles more thoroughly on workout day and more enjoyment in your everyday walk of life.
Breaks Up Scar Tissue: Breaking up scar tissue and adhesions between the skin, muscles and bones is crucial for a healthy body. When you foam roll, you put targeted pressure on your fascia, releasing trigger points where you're feeling pain.
Improve Moability: Taking proper care of underlying fascia is your new secret weapon to improving mobility, flexibility, and range of motion. So whether you're a gym rat, triathlete, or a fitness enthusiasmkeeping the fascia in optimal health is key in improving overall performance.
Types of Foam Rollers
SIL FITNESS is pleased to offer you varies style of Foam Rollers to suit your needs. The High Density Foam roller is sturdy and resilient and retains its shape even after heavy use. Also available for the more tender and aching muscles are the flexible bumps designed to increase blood flow and stretch soft tissue. .Also available are various Foam Roller Storage Racks to store your Foam rollers and keep your facility neat an organized for your members. Some are made of stainless steel construction, steel tubular construction or our High grade PVC furniture grade. Available with casters for easy mobility. If you need any assistance in picking out your foam roller or any other assistance feel free to contact our Customer Service Dept at 800-824-9652
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