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Whether you’re preparing your body pre-workout by stretching out your muscles, or attempting to salvage the muscles you can still feel (and the ones you can’t) post-workout, foam rollers are a great accessory to give you a better stretch and massage away soreness. Shin splits? Roll them out. Back aches from sitting all day at the office? Roll on. Kink in your neck? Rock and roll.
Foam rollers can provide a relaxing massage or a deep tissue “smack in the face” that sometimes, your muscles just need to recuperate. Just keep breathing…and rolling. Whatever your rolling preference may be, there’s a foam roller for you.
1. Yes4All EPP Exercise Foam Roller
Yes4All makes great workout equipment at an attainable price, and this option from the brand is made from high-density foam that makes it firm enough for deeper relief. It’s available in a range of colors as well, so you can find the one that suits your other yoga and gym gear. It’s available in 12″, 18″, 24″ and 36″ lengths, meaning you can balance comfort and portability depending on your needs.
2. LuxFit Foam Roller
If you want a traditional foam roller that will help loosen muscles before a workout or relieve tension post-sweatfest, the LuxFit Foam Roller is a great option. Available in four sizes and three colors (because anything to get us excited about working out is a plus), the roller has the added value of a free instructional video, which helps customers figure out how exactly to use a foam roller and target the areas that need a little FRTLC. That’s Foam Roller Tender Love and Care.
3. Gimme 10 Foam Roller for Deep Tissue Massager
Need a little more relief? This foam roller has a textured design that allows you to deeply massage sore muscles for easy relief. It’s available in either blue or black, and the roller is just over a foot long, making it easy to throw in your bag and take on the go. The ridges on the roller correspond to different parts of the hand, as they are designed to simulate a manual massage.