What are foam rollers and why do you need them?
Foam Rollers are good for many things, and if they are not already, they should be a tool in your exercise room. The history of the foam roller goes back to the hand massage. Hand massages were traditionally known to be very good for stimulating blood circulation and straightening out any muscular tension in our bodies. If we were to suffer any muscle aches or unidentifiable sources of tension in our bodies, the first thing most of us would do would be to start massaging the area. Even though the benefits of massages were widely known, few athletes took it seriously, until the foam roller was “invented” in the 1950s.
The Foam Roller is a piece of equipment that is supposed to act as a self-massage tool. Known as self-myofascial release, foam rolling is today a very popular practice, and it’s very common to find a foam roller in your local gym. A foam roller can be used to warm up your muscles and reduce any existing muscle aches before you start your workout, and it can also be used to reduce delayed onset muscle soreness. Because of this, many elite athletes have started including foam rollers into their routine. NBA Basketball players, sprinters, long distance runners are all using foam rollers to increase their workout stamina and decrease their recovery times. In the world of competitive sports, a decreased recovery time can mean all the difference between winning and losing.
For those of you in Singapore who are looking to purchase a foam roller, I would recommend getting one from MyoTrigger Foam Rollers. Their Foam Rollers are made of special ABS cores that are extremely resistant and can withstand your weight easily. Unlike their conventional PVC counterparts, ABS cores can more than 200kg in weight, which means that these foam rollers will definitely last longer. That is why MyoTrigger Foam Rollers actually offers a 6-month warranty and a 15-day no questions asked money back guarantee.
Besides their products, they also produce great quality content on foam rolling and other fitness and health related issues which you can find on their blog. Of particular note is their article on the benefits of foam rolling which they have amassed research data and proof all over the internet to back up their claims. You can view their article here: What foam rolling does for you, which covers in more detail the benefits of foam rolling.
That’s all for today!