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8 Foam Roller Exercises for Flat Abs and Lean Legs

Go behind the scenes at our photo shoot as SHAPE fitness editor-at-large Jay Cardiello describes the April workout of the month. You'll learn how a foam roller can be used for everything from loosening up your muscles to making strength exercises more challenging without adding any weight.RELATED: 1...
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This self-massaging technique loosens stiff muscles and helps keep fascia (connective tissue in muscles) loose. Foam rolling, along with stretching and cross training, can help prevent repetitive stress injures that could disrupt training. You'll feel a big difference in your body once this becomes a regular practice!

Patients often assume they should only use the Foam Roller if they are suffering from some sort of injury or muscle soreness. However, healthy individuals can see tremendous results from utilizing the foam roller just twice a day. This brief video showcases five basic Foam Roller exercises that can dramatically improve an individual's flexibility and range of motion. Remember...you don't have to be hurt to use the Foam Roller!

Over Splits - Pilates for ballet with foam roller & theraband- flexibility , stretching, via YouTube...Wow! I wonder if I'd ever be able to do this....

As stated in bodyspex.com "Foam roller exercises, also known as self myofascial release (SMR), are a great technique to massage and stretch your muscles. SMR increases your muscle's flexibility and motion allowing increased development and strength. These are ideal exercises for injury rehabilitation. Foam roller stretching is effective both before and after your workout" -yesssssss..

Foam rollers really do the job on muscles. Not fun while you're doing the exercise but... they're a great tool for stretching, promoting flexibility and Myofascial Release! Alleviates muscle and soft tissue tightness of the upper and lower back, IT band, hamstring, adductors, upper arm, and much more!

The benefits of using a foam roller. I am a huge advocate for foam rollers. They help with flexibility and all around muscle health.

foam roller get tht sore muscle loosened up and flexibility

The foam roller makes a huge difference in my warm up.

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Butt - Sit on the floor with foam roller under your rear. Cross right ankle over left knee, lean into your right glute, and knead with foam roller. Repeat on left side.

Soothe Muscle Soreness | Women's Health Magazine - I have a love/hate relationship with my foam roller, hate because I'm crying whilst rolling, love because after i'm done no more after workout soreness. a few minutes of pain vs a few days of pain.----- hmmmm, does this work?

Foam-Roller Release workout video. (I just got a foam roller and a Rumble Roller...holy cow! Wonderful!!)

A great foam roller stretch for the upper back and shoulders. Really opens up the front of the pecs.

DIY Foam Roller - needed a foam roller for running so I just made my own.

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Good read! Foam Roller Exercises: Reduce Cellulite, Strengthen Your Core and More - That's Fit