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How to Use a Foam Roller

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Updated July 30, 2014

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Calf Stretch with the Foam Roller
Foam Roller Exercise - Calves

Foam Roller Exercise - Calves

Photo � E. Quinn
Position the roller under the calves. Using your hands for support, slowly roll from the knee down to the ankle pausing on any tight or sore spots.

Roll with your feet turned in and out. Keep toes flexed and pointed to work the entire muscle group.

Increase or decrease pressure by using one or both legs at a time, or placing one leg on the other for even more pressure.

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