The standard foam roller works great for providing a post-exercise self-massage. Using one regularly can help improve flexibility, soothe muscle aches and pains and even help break down soft tissue adhesions and scar tissue. By using your own body weight and a cylindrical foam roller you can perform a self-massage or myofascial release, break up trigger points, and soothe tight fascia while increasing blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues.
Now the basic foam roller has started to become high-tech. The latest faom rollers now offer a variety of textures, foam densitites and firmness level. You can choose a roller that is specific to your body's needs and your budget.
Two of the latest high-tech foam rollers include:
This roller offers a unique ridged design that can get deep into the muscles and provide a pretty convincing deep tissue massage.
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The Grid has a textured patterned over a hollow core. Each textured area has a slightly different density and firmness and gives you a 3-in-1 combination of hard, medium, and soft.
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All these foam rollers have pros and cons, and it's up to an athlete to decide which one is best.
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