How using Foam Rollers Can Assist with Fitness Goals

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Personal/Fitness Training Blog

Foam rollers are growing in popularity due to the fact that they are easy to use and fairly affordable. Additionally they are extremely effective. For the best benefits, one should use a foam-roller every day to conduct a deep-tissue massage. It enables recovery and encourages blood circulation in the body. Furthermore it is also an excellent activity to conduct at the end of each workout session. Foam rolling has many benefits such as reduced inflammation and better flexibility. As a result making it a perfect way to conclude exercise routines. Don’t believe me? Here are a few undeniable reasons why you should:

Reasons to use foam rollers

Improved recovery times

As you work out your muscles generate a build-up of lactic acid which essentially heightens fatigue, intensifies post-workout stiffness and lengthens recovery times. Many of the techniques used with foam rolling target this lactic acid and break it down, which results in less post-workout stress and increased recovery times.

Relieving the fascia

Muscle pain associated with exercise, especially shin splints and IT band syndrome can be lessened or relieved through foam rolling techniques that target and break up scar-tissue in the muscles. By putting pressure on the fascia (a sheet of tissue beneath the skin that connects, stabilises and separates muscles and internal organs) many of the muscular problems associated with a tense fascia can be avoided or relieved.

Flexibility and mobility

By relieving tension in the fascia, those who make use of foam rollers can also enhance their own flexibility and mobility. Intensive lifting sessions can put pressure on the fascia as the body bulks.  This essentially stifles free movement and could possibly even result in problems with the joints and tendons. By making use of a foam-roller after such sessions, you can reduce this impact that weight lifting often has on the body.

Avoiding injuries

Putting rolling pressure on the fascia lactic acid build up are broken down. This in turn assists with enhancing flexibility. Foam rolling can condition your body to recover and perform better during routines or strenuous exercise. It can also go a long way to ensuring that you avoid injuries. Foam rolling also increases blood and oxygen circulation to your muscles. This is another factor that adds to its ability to help you stay off the bench.

Contact Trifocus Fitness Academy today

There are many advantages to foam-rolling, either as a daily activity or directly after workouts to help with recovery. It is important to use it properly to reap the benefits. If you would like to know more about taking an online foam rolling course, contact one of our representatives at Trifocus Fitness Academy.  Visit our website for further details on our various, locally and internationally accredited fitness courses. We are waiting for your call.

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