Foam rolling is a trend that is becoming more commonly used as a means of getting rid of that dreaded post workout soreness. It is considered self-myofascial release or a “self-massage” to release tightness and trigger points (knots) within the muscles. With the use of the foam roller you are able to apply pressure to specific areas to relieve tightness and return to normal range of motion and function. The rollers come in different densities for various pressure levels on the body. In the fitness center we have a white, black and rumble roller that are all different densities. Ask a fitness specialist the next time you visit to assist you in choosing the foam roller that is best for you!
Fitness Specialist- NMB Aquatic and Fitness Center
B.S. Health Fitness Specialist
East Carolina University