Media, Our Physios
Jan 01st, 2019
Jan 01st, 2019 / Nicki Chick
Ten years ago, rolling around on a £30 foam tube after your workout would get you laughed out the gym. These days, it’s called ‘self-myofascial release’, and you can’t move for people wincing in pain as they roll their quads on a foam roller.
So, what’s all the fuss about? While few scientific studies currently exist – the trend is, after all, relatively new – many physiotherapists tout the benefits of stretching sore muscles with specific foam roller exercises.
Foam Rollers Prevent Injury
Foam Rollers Prepare You for a Tough Workout
Rolling pre-workout will give your muscles the pep talk they need to smash a rigorous sweat sesh. “By increasing circulation using a roller, your muscles are prepped for a state of higher activity,” advises Slade.