Foam Roller Storage Rack
One uncommon but useful exercise is foam rolling. Foam rolling is aptly defined as a technique used in self-myofascial release (SMR). This simply means that it is an exercise that can help loosen up the muscles and get rid of any soreness and inflammation that the muscles may have sustained, eventually increasing the joints’ range of motion.
It can be a relatively effective addition to any of your warm up or cool down regimens, which are performed prior and after an exercise session. Be that as it may, the degree to which a foam rolling exercise may benefit you varies, as it is a case to case basis with each person.
As a general rule, foam rolling is more often than not safe to perform when you are experiencing tightness in the muscles, or someone who regularly exercises that is in need of an exercise that will loosen up your muscles. However, it is best to stray away from the exercise if you have recently sustained any recent muscle or bone fracture injuries, a muscle tear or break for instance, as doing a foam roll could lead to an aggravation of these injuries. For these cases, it is best to ask a doctor what you can or cannot do.
Another note, it is also important to avoid rolling over small joints such as the knees, elbows, and ankles, as doing such may lead to serious joint damage and injury. Just avoid the joints when you are getting a foam roll.