Foam rolling is a common practice used in a multitude of athletic and rehabilitation scenes.
Called self-myofascial release (SMR), or self-massage, foam rolling is a technique that aims to inhibit overactive muscles for relaxation and less restricted movement.
Rolling can be a great benefit both before and after a workout. Adding foam rolling into your pre-exercise warm-up will help decrease muscle density, leaving you with warm, stretched out muscles.
To aid in muscle recovery from a strenuous exercise routine, add foam rolling to your cool down.