Have you over been overwhelmed with the huge variety of foam rolling tools on the market and wondered “What is the best foam roller for my injury?” Well, I’ve got a tip for you…in some cases, the best foam roller isn’t actually a foam roller! While a traditional foam roller is great for rolling out the tight muscles in your back, increasing thoracic mobility, and stretching open tight pecs, there are better tools out there when it comes to foam rolling exercises for your legs and arms.
The biggest barrier to actually implementing a foam rolling routine is that people that are already in pain, don’t particularly want to get up and down from the ground. And they generally don’t want to or are unable to use their bodyweight to create the leverage necessary to get the right amount of pressure on their muscles from the foam roller. Enter the Rolflex Tool! This is a hinge-based tool originally developed as an arm-aid tool for musicians. It adjusts to a smaller opening for forearms and calves and adjusts to a larger opening for quads, hamstrings, biceps, and triceps. It requires very little grip strength to operate, which is important to those with arthritic hands or forearm injuries. Check out this video to hear more about what makes this the best foam roller tool and see applications for rolling forearms and legs.
If you have any questions about how to use this foam rolling tool, please comment below. Also, I’d love to hear about your favorite foam roller tool. How do you use it? What do you like about it? And what are your biggest challenges with incorporating self-care muscle work into your workout recovery practice? Is it that you can’t stand getting up and down? Never have a wide-open space? Dog keeps licking your face or your cat jumps on you? I want to hear about your experience and what you have found that works the best for you!
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