After owning an Energetics foam roller for about 20 minutes, I felt like a blind man who could suddenly see. How could I not have had one of these all this time? If you do any kind of sport, you know that flexibility is critical to performance and injury prevention. The foam roller enhances your ability to stretch yourself. Ergo, if you partake in vigorous physical activity regularly, you should have one of these.
I picked mine up at the Fitness Source in Vaughan but SportChek has them as well. It’s a high-density foam cylinder, 36 inches by 6 inch diameter (like a short, fat, dense pool noodle). Decided to take it easy and get the softer one just to try it out but I hope to graduate to the more hardcore ones.
My daily routine now involves what I consider to be some kind of super yoga involving this foam roller. There seems to be no limit to which muscles you can stretch using it. Don’t forget your breathing!
Interested in the science that is happening here? Try this link. It’s essentially a DIY deep tissue massage.