Self-Myofascial Release using a Foam Roller

SMR (Self-Myofascial Release) is a great way to relieve muscle soreness & loosen tight muscles. My favorite thing about SMR using a foam roller is that you can perform a variety of exercises anywhere.

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Foam rolling deeply massages the Golgi Tendon Organ in the muscles; by doing this you signal the brain to release tension on the muscles.

The areas you can foam roll are as follows:

Achilles

Gastronemius

Quads

Hamstrings

Glutes

Hips

Upper Back

Arms

And many more

The areas you should stay away from however are: Neck, Lower Back, Elbows, & other joints.

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I recommend have three types of foam rollers:

1). Small Foam Roller for travel purposes.

2). Medium Foam Roller for general at home & gym use.

3). A knobbed foam roller for massaging very tight muscles.

Dedicate & Succeed,

Justin Kukla