Today I am linking up with Annmarie from The Fit Foodie Mama, Angelena Marie from Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced, Michelle at Fruition Fitness and Nicole from Nicole from FitFul Focus for Wild Workout Wednesday!
Let’s talk about foam rolling. As a runner, foam rolling is uber important. Our muscles take a beating, especially during long runs, and foam rolling can help alleviate those sore and achy muscles. I purchased my foam roller from Amazon a few years ago. This is the one I have:
Yes, it’s pretty large but it actually works well when you want to use the foam roller on your lower back or the back of your legs. If anything, I can use it as a lightsaber in my free time, lol.
You might be asking, what are the benefits of foam rolling? There are several:
* Increase your flexibility and mobility
* Speed up your recovery time in-between runs/workouts
* Increases overall blood flow
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t use my foam roller as much as I should. Ideally, I should be using it after each run, but I normally only use it 2-3 times a week. I’m definitely NOT a foam rolling expert, so when I started foam rolling last year I got much of my information from a few blogs that I read every week. These bloggers are great and I know that they would only provide trustworthy information, so I felt totally comfortable using them as my “foam rolling” resources! Here are the three most helpful links (in my opinion)!
I hope these resources will help you with your foam rolling!
How often do you use your foam roller? Do you think that it helps you as a runner?