Foam Rollers how to

Rollers are a piece of physio equipment that has been used for years to realign posture and avoid the ailments such as headaches, muscle tension and strain. Our rollers are molded in finished form with no waste and utilising 60% recycled material to give us the finished product. This means that the rollers we produce to stay in Optimum density compression and rounded shape for life.

The benefits of foam rollers; 

  • Improve blood flow and circulation
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Improve posture 
  • Improves the capability for the body to breathe deeply 
  • Helps target and elevate muscle knots
  • Supports optimum posture
  • Prevent Injuries 

Upper Body 

If you have tension, headaches or a stiff neck then you may want to consider a headache roll out.

The latissimus dorsi (lats) are responsible for extension, adduction, transverse extension also known as horizontal abduction, flexion from an extended position, and (medial) internal rotation of the shoulder joint. This move is good for providing quick and easy tension relief on your lats.

This stretch helps to open your shoulders, chest, arms, upper back and neck and may  also help to alleviate back stiffness.

This exercise helps to roll out your triceps. Tricep stretches are an effective way to decrease your risk of injury in your upper body.

Back 

This exercise is perfect to alleviate tension in your upper back. 

When rolling out your lower back it is important to be sure that your posture and movement is correct in order to avoid injury. When done correctly, this move is perfect to help release tension in your lower back.

A good posture keeps your bones and joints in correct alignment so that your muscles are used properly. The back posture release roll out is helpful for strengthening core, back and hip muscles to support a good posture.

Lower body

Your glute muscles are used in a variety of common exercises, including a running, squats, lunges, hip thrusts and so much more! Tight glutes can cause pain in your hips, back and other areas, so this stretch is vital after a workout.

Your quads are responsible for leg and hip extension. Foam roller exercises for your quads may alleviate muscle tension and work out knots.

The Iliotibial band (ITB) is a thick band of tissue that runs down the side of your thigh from the hip to the knee. It’s main function is to stabilise your pelvis over the knee and to control inward movement of the knee. If you feel tension on the outside of your knee when you run or ride then this move is for you.

The best advice for tight or overactive calves is to foam roll and stretch these muscles. It is recommended that you perform the calf roll out both before and after exercise as a cool down. This exercise works to break up the tension in your muscle tissue so that you can stretch your muscles to get the right amount of length-tension.

Pregnancy specific

Discomfort and tension in your posterior and pelvis is common during pregnancy. This move helps to alleviate this to support better comfort and mobility.

Your glute muscles are used in a variety of common exercises, including a running, squats, lunges, hip thrusts and so much more! Tight glutes can cause pain in your hips, back and other areas, so this stretch is vital after a workout.