How to Use a Foam Roller

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In this short video, Coach Nicole gives you an introduction to using foam rollers. Learn about the benefits of foam rollers, how to choose the right one for you, and get tips to use them safely and effectively. Then, check out our foam roller exercise demos (which include myofascial release techniques) and the "Related Content" links to the right to get started!

Member Comments

  • I have always been regretting that
    I was not as wise as the day I was born.
    - Henry David Thoreau - 7/8/2017 12:09:33 AM
  • I have a smooth one and a bumpy one. They work wonders! I saw a physical therapist a few years ago and he said it would loosen my leg IT-bands and it did. I use the foam rollers every day along with my stretching routine. Helps with tight muscles- loosen them up. - 7/6/2017 8:01:20 AM
  • I have one and love it. Helps with my knees and hips. - 11/22/2016 12:41:22 PM
  • I plan to start using my foam rubber roller.My hamstrings are my major sore and stiff areas that need work.The video is a good informational source. Thank you. - 11/22/2016 11:28:20 AM
  • I am on my way to be in better shape. I suffer from fibromyalgia and looking forward to using my roller that I received in the mail today. - 3/5/2016 12:12:46 PM
  • I'm thinking about using one. - 2/9/2016 1:29:49 PM
  • Thanks, I have seen them at a military base fitness center and on the store shelves but didn't understand their use until now. I don't think I am ready to purchase one yet. - 2/3/2016 3:24:58 AM
  • Great job Nicole. I have not used my foam roller for some time but I definitely am planning on getting the dust off it now! - 1/17/2016 5:29:28 PM
  • Love my foam roller, hurts so much, but in a good way!! - 12/16/2015 5:00:14 PM
  • Foam rolling is awesome! It's painful at times. It's really gets deep tissue! I have fibromyalgia. It really helps a lot. Use wisdom. It's a pretty effective tool if you use it correctly.
    - 12/3/2015 8:30:18 PM
  • Love my foam roller! I use it nearly every day. - 12/3/2015 1:23:44 PM
  • I probably need this but I cannot get down on the floor. It sounds like it would help my hip & knee pain. - 6/3/2015 8:59:32 AM
  • I should use mine MORE- too bad one of the cats decided to use it as a scratching post. - 5/21/2015 9:46:30 PM
  • I use my foam roller whenever I feel tightness in my body. This week, I have some tightness in my back focused on my right hip. If the floor is too intense, I roll against it on the wall (i.e., do squats leaning against the roller which I am rolling against the wall). It works wonders. I cannot endorse this enough. - 4/14/2015 3:44:44 PM
  • My physical therapist had me use a foam roller for exercises when I had a frozen shoulder - my favorite is to just lie lengthwise on it and let let gravity pull the shoulders downward to lengthen the spine. It feels amazing! Will have to try some of the Spark Exercises as well! - 4/14/2015 8:59:18 AM