Fitness Tip of The Month
#3 Foam Rolling
If you are like most of us who play tennis or exercise here at FFT regularly, you probably have your share of aches and pains. With the help of a cylinder made of foam, you can relieve tight muscles, decrease your chance of injury and improve your flexibility and performance. They cost $20-$40 and are easy to use at home or in the gym. In 5-15 minute sessions you can improve your blood flow, stretch and soften knots in your muscles and even break up scar tissue or adhesions which form when we play hard or over work our bodies.
There are countless ways to use foam rollers as you recover or get ready for your workout. Simply lying on a 3 foot roller lengthwise for 1-3 minutes can reduce stress and open your chest, which helps to counteract all our forward bending and leads to improved posture. Think of a rolling pin and how it works on dough.
Join me, Liz Bradford, ACE Medical Exercise Specialist, on Wednesday Nov 11th, 2-2:30pm for a FREE workshop on the benefits of foam rolling. I’d love to show you how to use this amazing tool that helps my clients and myself continue to enjoy our workouts and our sports!