It’s a foam roller! It was a present and it’s full of win!
What does a foam rolller do? It rolls the aches out of your muscles in a painful but very effective way and give you more mobility back. Or, in the words of Tony: “With a foam roller, you will break up all those knots, adhesions, and scar tissue that tend to accumulate over time and not only will you improve range of motion (no more knots), but you’ll also improve overall tissue quality as well.”
That’s me baby, high quality tissue.
In case someone also knocks on your door to unexpectedly give you a foam roller, you should know how to use it:
- Feel better for 10 bucks & Soft tissue work for tough guys , two excellent articles detailing the how and why of tennisball and foam rolling
- Tony G made a video of the foam rolling warm up at Cressey’s. It looks a lot like the warm up from Maximum Strength
- Mike Robertson put a self myofascial release handbook up on the internet for free.
That should get you started. Get rolling, folks!