Well, maybe that term is a bit of an oxymoron but its something that most people can understand.
Our “foam”rollers are a little less foamy and a bit more PVC like but thats just because all of you at BlackBox are hard core right?
What do these little guys do for you?
A couple things:
- They help you get ready to move by increasing blood flow to the muscle. Your muscles are covered in a sheath called fascia. This fascia can get pretty tight and restrict blood flow and as a result limit your ability to use all of your muscle tissue. Rolling before a workout can hep your body get better blood flow to areas that may have been sleeping.
- They can help workout small kinks that cause you pain or restrict your movement. Think about it as a FREE massage.
- They help you recover. Much like they help you get ready for exercise, they help you recover from it as well. The increased blood flow after a workout can help you get nutrients into the muscles and therefore allows them to recover.
There are many more benefits of rolling that we will get into later. I may even bring in an expert in the field of soft tissue work to give you a more complete picture but trust me, its good so don’t neglect it.
Try to get in early and spend some time getting ready to move as well as hanging out for 5 minutes after the workout to help you recover. Even you strong boys need this!
Push Press x4
Split Squat x5
200m sprints x8