How to make your own foam roller
But first... why do you want one?
Because reasons! It can undo the tightest knots, improve your pretzelling technique, help reduce muscle soreness and pain, and is like having a massage with a therapist whose hands never get tired? (how's that for a fantasy!?)
Foam rollers are almost unicorn magical when it comes to their benefits … and they are super simple to use once you know the basics.
Foam rolling is a relatively new form of self-massage that’s designed to work out the adhesions (aka “knots”) that can build up in and around your muscles. We’ve all got them, and it happens whenever you hold a certain position too long (like sitting or standing), or engage in repetitive motions like running or other exercise.
Basically just living will cause knots.
Over time, these knots can make it harder for our muscles to move freely … and using a foam roller is an easy way to help loosen them up!
Chances are you’ll notice results almost immediately from using your foam roller.
The best thing is, the more you use it, the better the results you’ll feel. Many people even report a decrease in pain after using a foam roller!
Plus, foam rolling can improve your circulation, boost your performance, AND help your muscles recover faster from workouts by speeding up the healing process. Convinced yet?