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Workout Wednesday- Foam Rolling

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I think I’ve shared this infographic before in a different post but it’s worth sharing on its own!  Foam Rolling is not technically a workout, but stretching/foam rolling are both important parts of a complete exercise program.

Why should you foam roll? To sum it up, foam rolling is awesome and can benefit your body in many different ways.

Benefits of Foam Rolling

  • Flexibility. Regular foam rolling increases flexibility, which is key to any fitness program.
  • De-stress. You may know the de-stressing benefits of yoga and stretching, but foam rolling falls into the same category.
  • Injury prevention.  Overuse injuries, especially in runners, are unfortunately not uncommon. Foam rolling can help prevent exercise-related injuries.
  • Muscle tension relief.
  • Increased range of motion.

Here are a few foam rolling exercises for you to try!

Foam Rolling Infographic

The only downside to foam rolling is that you need access to a roller. You can usually find these at a gym and they can also be purchased online or at a sporting goods store.

What is your favorite foam roller exercise?

 

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