Foam rollers are a common sight in many settings around the world such as gyms and physical therapy / physiotherapy departments . You’ll often see people lying on them and rolling various parts of their bodies on them, often while making interesting faces. If you’re interested in how they’re used to target specific muscles and tissues, or if you’d like to know about the different types of foam rollers, this infographic is a great start. There’s much more to foam rollers and how they work and this infographic illustrates only the tip of the iceberg.
According to the infographic, foam rollers can help with:
- muscle tension relief
- correcting muscle imbalances
- increasing range of motion
- injury prevention
Thanks to Greatist for the infographic.
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