Body Work – The Foam Roller

by | Jul 20, 2010 | Article, Workouts and Exercises.

Ever been at the gym and wondered about the function of that cylindrical foam object that looks like a three-foot-long piece of cannelloni pasta? Well, it’s a foam roller and should be considered a runner’s best friend. The roller can be used to release tight muscles, strengthen your ankles, improve muscle awareness, challenge balance and stability and increase core strength to prevent running-related back pain.