Foam rollers can be very helpful in relieving sore muscles and tension. However, it is recommended to review the techniques before you start the exercises to reap the full benefits, and avoid any injuries. The roller works to help release tight knots by elongating muscle tissue, breaking up scar tissue and relieving any existing trigger points.
This can be especially helpful with pain in the legs including the calves, hamstrings and quadriceps. It also helps with upper back pain located in the lateral and back muscles. Foam rolling increases flexibility and blood circulation, leading to a faster recovery from these injuries.
Below is a list of exercises you can do with a Foam Roller to target specific areas of your body:
Foam Roller Exercises
Make sure you have the right foam roller for the job as well. Take a look at the benefits of the different foam roller types here.