SPRI Half Round Foam Roller - 12" X 6" (inch)
SPRI Half Round Foam Roller- 12" X 6" is a simple,effective balance and alignment tool for developing core stabilization, lower body balance, stamina and body awareness. May also be used for gentle stretching and self mobilization of joints ans spine. The foam roller should be an integral part of every athlete's daily routine. Regular use of the roller can be beneficial for enhancing performance, preventing injuries, and expediting injury recovery. It is a great way to warm up cold muscles for deep, specific stretching, as well as a way to warm up muscles before activity. The roller is also an effective way to loosen up muscles, such as the IT Band and shin muscles, that may be difficult to access with conventional stretches, as well as focusing on tight knots or bands within a muscle. Furthermore, the roller helps to act as an early indicator of when muscles are beginning to tighten up even though you may not feel any tightness when performing an activity. In order to get the most effective results, use the roller prior to stretching. We have included a list of areas that may benefit from the use of the roller as well as effective positions foraccessing these areas. There are certain areas where it is important to simply place the roller and apply pressure rather than rolling over the tissuse.
From gentle stretching to challenging balance and strength conditioning, the Foam Roller is one peice of equipment that offers you an array of exercise options. SPRI Foam Roller is a simple, effective balance and alignment tool for developing core stabilization, lower body balance and stamina, and body awareness while also adding a balance challenge to traditional floor exercises while improving posture and body alignment. Dense Foam provides firm, yet comfortable support. Sturdy construction stands up to repeated use. Extra long length accommodates various body types. Includes instruction sheet with 6 different exercises.
Foam rollers can be used for stretching. This partner free hands free technique is known as myofascial release. Generally the bigger rollers are more versatile. Use of the rollers can be for rehab, prevention, and management of chronic problems. The Golgi Tendon Organ, which senses tension and rate of tension change in muscle, responds to high or prolonged tension by causing the Muscle Spindles to relax the agonist (muscle being worked on). This response is caused by your body weight resting against the foam roller. If you have tight muscles or a sore back, but no time to get to a massage therapist, you should look into purchasing a foam roller. These are usually found in physical therapy clinics, but can also be used in the gym or at home to help release tight muscles and help with deep tissue massage.
Always stay on the muscle tissue and do not roll on tendons, joints, or bony structures. Do not roll over areas that are too painful or that don't roll smoothly. It is more effective to start by placing the roller on the sensitive or knotted spot and gradually increasing the amount of pressure. Remain on the tight spot until the muscle releases but no longer than one minute. Always roll before stretching.
Use SPRI Foam roller to build strength, improve balance,increase stamina, define your abdominal muscles. Improve muscle flexibility and joint mobility with safe, comfortable and effective stretching activities. With so many different applications, this versatile tool is perfect for all fitness levels.