How does foam roll training work?
Foam and tube roll training works by applying localized pressure to chosen regions of the body using, prescribed techniques as explained in this booklet. When pressure is applied with a roller, the roller exercises with help increase the circulatory flow through that area reducing soft tissue damage and improving movement dynamics.
It's a good idea to go barefoot or without shoes when you are foam rolling for a more relaxed feeling, and helps you to be more aware when completing the exercises.
When you encounter a tight area – which could be a tender spot in your muscle - rest on that spot, breathe deeply, and slowly massage back and forth and side-to-side with a subtle rocking motion for a few more reps or seconds, or until the tenderness you feel decreases by about 50%. When you cannot find any new trigger points, it is suggested to upgrade to a harder foam roller.
Can foam roller help prevent injuries?
Yes, studies have shown the benefits of regular foam and tube roll training can help reduce joint and back pain. Also aid as an excellent injury prevention tool.
Who should use a foam roll?
Foam roller training is for all and not just for athletes, everyone can benefit from foam roll training because becoming mobile enough to properly perform basic human movements will help to avoid overuse injuries and chronic pain later in life.
How do I choose a foam roller?
We have designed different rollers based upon your needs and wants. The Casall foam and tube rollers vary in material density, length and travel convenience. Generally, if you are new to roller training or suffer with muscular tension then we suggest you to go for a softer density such as a Casall small or medium foam roller, that is easy to manage and comfortable to use. If your training type is performance, then we advise possibly a harder density such as a Casall tube roller or Casall Foam roll mini. If you are interested in using the roller for additional training such as stability training, then we suggest a Casall Long foam roller. If you want to travel with a roller, then the mini roller is an ideal choice. It is important to ask the store staff if you have further questions to assure you purchase the right product for you.