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September 19, 2018 1 min read

Sore Muscles

Using a foam roller is sort of like giving yourself a deep tissue massage. Rolling over the different parts of your body helps to break down adhesions in your muscles and connective tissue. The foam rolling will increase the blood flow to your muscles and speed up the healing and recovery process after your workout.


Before a Workout

Using a Foam Roller as part of a warm-up is extremely effective for myofascial release for increased muscle mobility and improved movements. This means that when working out, your movements are completed with more ease and muscles are much less likely to be pulled or damaged.

Improved Range of Motion

Using the foam roller to stretch and self-massage before, during and post workout continues to improve range of motion of well stretched and lubricated muscles. This results in increased flexibility and more muscle being enlisted for more effective workout.

Reduces Injury and Decreases Recovery Time

Self-massage gets the blood flowing with better circulation which provides more effective body movements. Because the foam roller helps with better coordination of the body, the chance of injury is greatly reduced. Even if an injury does happen, by using the foam roller self-massage techniques, recovery time is decreased. Following a workout, your muscles and joints can become
sore and stiff especially with the build-up of lactic acid. Using the foam roller as a post workout, the lactic acid is cleaned out using the self-massage technique and attracting fresh blood and nutrients to the sore muscle groups.


Foam rollers can be found on https://grovit.com.au/ with a ride range of small medium and large.