Using a foam roller is a proven strategy to help you loosen up and feel better FAST. With a foam roller, you are able to give your muscles a little self-massage. And it’s backed by science to help you feel less stiff almost immediately.
Scientists looked at several studies that explored self-myofascial release (the official term for what you’re doing when you use a foam roller), and they found that foam rolling had a BIG impact on increasing joint range of motion.
While it definitely worked for both men and women, it seemed to have a slightly larger impact on women, according to the researchers.
ADDED BONUS: if you work on your SMR at our gym in Bangor you get a little Ollie love as an extra added benefit.
➡ TIP: You aren’t limited to using a foam roller for self-massage. Tennis and lacrosse balls, massage sticks, massage “guns,” and other tools that help you target your muscles can also work!
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