The Foam Roller Is Your Friend
The foam roller, like traditional stretching, is a great tool for lengthening and elongating muscles, but its benefits are especially helpful for runners, cyclists, and other sports enthusiasts who suffer from tight or fatigued muscles. A foam roller massages muscles intensely, much like a treatment from a massage therapist, but without the heavy cost.
Use the following routine a few times a week to flush out normal muscle pains and aches. After intense workouts, foam rolling helps you clear out some lactic acid and facilitate recovery so you are ready to push hard on your next time out.
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