Wide-ranging and high mechanical loads to muscles in addition to tissues is how the foam roller works its magic.
I had never even heard of a foam roller before the other day. I was missing out on a good chance to ease the tightness of these old muscles, and my gym’s personal trainer recommended that I use one. As it turns out, foam rollers are firm cylinders that make it possible to self-message! I did a little reading on the subject, finding that foam rollers help to create self-myofascial release through deep pressure to many areas of the body! Foam roller use prior to the workout has helped to release muscular tension immensely. Plus, soreness is heavily reduced! I had to read up on how to use the foam roller initially, and that showed me how it works. Wide-ranging and high mechanical loads to muscles in addition to tissues is how the foam roller works its magic. As the exercises stretch and massage the underlying tissues in each muscle group, blood flow gets an improvement alongside reduction in scar tissue. It’s designed to lessen the thickening, adhesion in addition to tension of the connective tissue in each muscle! Now, I’ve found that using the foam roller often will reduce fatigue! My range of motion has also improved, and I’ve noticed less pain in addition to soreness! I’ve gotten where I look forward to using the foam roller, whereas I used to loathe every second of using it. It’s good for relaxing my muscles after I’ve participated in an intense workout, and it helps when I handle my desk job that has me sitting for eight hours or more. With the foam roller getting more use, the more my muscles keep responding!