Foam roller exercises are a form of massage to do either before exercise to loosen sore muscles and tight joints, or after a workout, to aid muscle recovery. Regularly using a foam roller, also referred to as a massage roller or muscle roller, offers many of the same benefits as a sports massage without the expense.
Types of Foam Rollers & Uses
Low Density & Firm Foam Rollers
A light muscle roller is best for those that find foam rolling painful and also those starting out with foam rolling. Firm foam rollers are best for those looking for a more intense and deeper muscle release.
Short & Long Foam Rollers
Short foam rollers are designed to target specific areas as they’re easier to manoeuvre than a regular size massage roller. They are perfect for targeting areas like your arms and calves.
Longer massage rollers are a good choice for those starting out, as well as for back foam rolling exercises. They’re also a lot more stable than short foam rollers when rolling out large muscle groups like your quads and hamstrings and are often used by Physiotherapists.
Textured & Smooth Foam Rollers
Some foam rollers are textured, with ridges and knobs that help to dig into trigger points in the muscles and release knots quickly. On the other hand, smooth foam rollers provide even pressure across your muscles.
Massage balls allow precise targeting and pressure control, and work well in curved areas of the body, like the lumbar area.
Benefits of Foam Rolling
- Improved flexibility & increased joint range of motion
- Better circulation
- Helps relieve muscle tension
- Reduces exercise-related soreness
- Removes lactic acid to aid recovery
- Helps reduce cellulite
- Breaks up scar tissue
- Helps prevent injury
- Stress reduction
Fast Australia-wide Shipping
All our massage rollers are eligible for Australia-wide shipping. For further details check out our shipping information.
Flexible Payment Options
Muscle rollers are essential in any home gym and should be a part of your warm-up and cool-down exercises. So that you can get your foam roller and massage balls now, we offer flexible payment options like Zip Pay and Afterpay.
Shop in Store
If you’re looking to reduce muscle soreness and tightness without the expense of a professional sports massage, why not pop into your local Orbit Fitness store to chat with a fitness expert today.
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