4. Foam rolling
If you’re like most Americans, you sit for a good portion of the day, so by the time you hit the gym, your body’s locked up and more prone to injury. Foam rolling helps increase your muscles’ range of motion and elasticity before a workout, and there are even more benefits after. You can relieve any post-workout tightness or pain, and help break up scar tissue or knots that could otherwise cause chronic aches and pains if left unattended.
Furthermore, vibrating foam rollers can maximize results by penetrating deeper into your muscles (think deep-tissue massage meets traditional foam roller). In fact, a study from the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation found vibration therapy after resistance training delayed the onset of muscle soreness and significantly recovered athletes’ ranges of motion (as compared to young men who didn’t receive any treatment). Foam rolling has also been known to help flush out waste products and increase blood circulation—so get rolling.
Try RollingFWD High-Tech Vibrating Foam Roller, available in 36” full length or 18” travel size. It’s equipped with three speeds, soft touch foam, plus an 11-hour lithium ion battery.
$199 for 18” and $249 for 36” via Kickstarter. Limited availability begins September 16th 2015.Back to top