Achieving your dream figure and constant improvement of your performance depends not only on diet but also on regular physical activity. An important part of training is not only the correct and intensive execution of exercises included in the training plan but also the optimal regeneration after the workout. During training, muscle tissue growth is stimulated, while during regeneration the actual muscle growth takes place. One way to speed up muscle recovery is by rolling with a foam roller.
Is it important to roll after training?
The importance of muscle rolling is highly downplayed. However, it is important to remember that it can be extremely helpful. There is no single rule as to when you should roll your muscles - it can be done both before and after a workout. When you use a roller regularly, e.g. 3-4 times a week, you can minimize muscle pain, speed up muscle recovery, and, what is also important, increase the flexibility of your muscles.
Benefits of post-workout rolling
In addition to the fact that muscle rolling has a number of health benefits, it is important to keep in mind that the basis for achieving these benefits is not only the rolling itself as an activity but also the type of used roller, the technique of rolling or even the time when you decide to roll. Rolling is one of the best and proven means to counteract muscle pain and stiffness.
The effects of regular muscle massage with a roller include
- elimination of muscle and joint pain
- increase in muscle strength
- improved blood supply to the muscles
- reduction of cellulite
- faster recovery after training
- increased muscle flexibility (decreasing due to repetitive training and basing exercises on similar movement sets)
- reducing the intensity of muscle soreness