Studies show that foam rolling your muscles can help you not only perform better workouts, but also helps to relieve soreness after.
You don’t have to be a professional trainer or hardcore fitness buff to reap the benefits of foam rolling. In fact most fitness pros and trainers are really highlighting the importance of this type of “muscle massage” before and after your workout.
A study in The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research found that foam rolling for a few minutes on an area, for example, legs, warms up the muscles providing you with improved range of motion. Another study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise said that doing this after a workout can help to relieve muscle soreness over the next two days when the soreness is at its peak.
Here are some benefits of foam rolling:
Increased blood flow to your muscles, which improves delivery of oxygen during your workout.
-Helps to stretch your muscles and relieve scar tissue.
-The action of foam rolling can help to stretch out and lengthen your muscles before your workout, which can help prevent injury and help you get a better workout.
-Decrease recovery time. Foam rolling can help with muscle repair so you aren’t left feeling as sore and sorry the next day.
-The act of rolling can also help to reduce cellulite. By encouraging blood flow, and encouraging the removal of toxins from your muscles may help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.