5.9.17

The Benefits of Foam Rolling

By: Travelle Gaines

One thing I like to tell my younger athletes is to make sure they warm up properly and ready to go from a blood-flow standpoint every time they are getting ready to train. So what we like to do with these athletes, before and after their workout, is get them on the foam roller.

When foam rolling, start with your Achilles and then work up to your calves, the lower hamstrings, the upper hamstrings, glutes, lower back, upper back, and — don’t forget — the lats.

To foam roll correctly, simply place the roller on the ground underneath the muscles you are looking to work, and slowly move the foam roller back and forth before moving to the next muscle group.

There are huge benefits to foam rolling for every athlete who comes in to train. It gets the blood flowing, and it just puts you in a position where your muscles are ready to get firing. When you are done working out, it greatly reduces the chance of soreness, which allows you to come back the next day and train even harder.

Foam rolling is one of those tasks that many athletes forget to partake in before and after training, however it is extremely important for dedicated athletes who want to keep their body is good condition.

I highly recommend every athlete that I train to go out and get a foam roller. Whether it is pre-workout or post-workout it’s just a great exercise to keep your muscles in good shape and body feeling good.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Benefits Of The Classic Pull-Up

When it comes to building your muscles and becoming a better overall athlete, working on your upper body strength is an important piece of the puzzle.

Celebrate The International Day Of Yoga The Right Way

Eastbay is marking the 3rd annual International Day of Yoga (IDoY) with a collection of gear that can help you begin to discover the benefits this exercise has for any sport.

The Jordan Trunner LX: Substance & Style

Usually when Jordan Brand dips into its legendary archives, it returns with on-court classics. This...

Leonard Fournette

What to Expect from Leonard Fournette in Year One

Leonard Fournette had to compete and fight to be a starter in college. Nothing was handed to him at the next level, either, and he needed to earn my snaps.

PB&J Nutrition

Fuel the Right Way Before Your Workout

While working on homework in your afternoon study hall, take a few minutes to refuel before your workout with a healthy and protein-packed snack!

Dennis Tinnon: Against All Odds

Dennis Tinnon, took the long road to success. His path toward a professional basketball career was a winding one that included more than a few self-inflicted roadblocks.

Training With Resistance Bands

The resistance band is a simple stretchy tool that's a great addition to any workout.

How To Rehab After An Injury

No matter how much preparation and training is done by a young athlete, many times injuries cannot be avoided, and can require months of serious rehab.

Building Explosiveness with Box Jumps

Explosiveness. This trait is something that every athlete looks to improve in their training, no matter what sport they play.

Eddie Jackson: Staying Hungry

As serious athletes like former University of Alabama safety Eddie Jackson get to the varsity level, their respective sport begins to become a part of their life.

The Benefits of Foam Rolling

Check out the huge benefits of foam rolling.

Eddie Jackson: Leading By Example

NFL player Eddie Jackson had great mentors in college to make sure he was headed in the right direction.

See More