When you work out, your body produces lactic acid that makes you sore later if it stays in your muscles, but foam rolling after a run or a workout brings blood to your muscles, flushing out lactic acid and helping your muscles repair, and helping to realign the fibres.
It can also prevent injuries too, as a roller can be used to massage muscle tissue and mobilise fascia over the muscle tissue preventing adhesion.
You can also use them as part of a warm up to get blood flowing into muscles
So the club has a Roller Library so you can try out a roller with us for 3 months for just a £5 deposit. There are a limited number so do bear with us when demand is high.
A lot of us will have been to the Enrichment sessions with Vicky Saunders and will know how to use them, for those that don’t please see the links below that you may find useful.
For calfs – How to Foam Roll Your Calf Muscles [Ep10]
For Glutes – Foam Rolling the Glutes [Ep42]
For hamstrings – How to Foam Roll Your Hamstrings [Ep15]
For front of calfs – How to Foam Roll Tibialis Anterior & Peroneal Muscles [Ep26]