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Exercises At Home: 10 Ways to Use a Foam Roller

Using Foam Rollers

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  • Using a foam roller helps to release trigger points, increase blood flow, and improve tissue quality while engaging your muscles and building strength
  • A foam roller is an excellent addition to your home gym for releasing muscle tension and improving your fitness performance
  • When using a foam roller, you should apply enough pressure so that you feel some tension released; a mild amount of discomfort is expected but you shouldn’t be in pain
  • Foam rolling can be done both before and after a workout, but pre-workout sessions should focus on problem areas whereas post-workout sessions can focus on all of the muscle groups worked that day

By Dr. Mercola

A foam roller is an inexpensive fitness tool that should be part of your home gym, for multiple reasons. As its name implies, a foam roller is a large "log" made out of foam that helps your body to warm up for exercise and recover afterward.


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