you only using your foam roller for post workout recovery? If so, youíre not
using your foam roller to the best of its abilities. While a foam roller is a
great tool for deep tissue massage. However, you could be using it as a strength
and stability tool as well. Since the foam roller is curved and have an unstable
surface doing exercises with it can give you an unorthodox challenge. Thatís
because balancing on a foam roller is hard as hell, (Have you tried it?) and
your body will need to recruit more muscles, especially in your core to do these
moves. Here are 5 exercises you didnít know you could do with a foam roller. Try
adding these exercises to your routine to mix things up.
Foam Roller Exercise #1: Plank
Arms, abs, back, and glutes.
Palms down on the roller, shoulder width apart, keep your elbows flexed and your
back straight. Hold for 30 seconds to one minute. Repeat 3 to 5 times.
Foam Roller Exercise #2: Push-ups with leg lift
Chest, arms, abs, glutes
Start in a plank position (see exercise #1). Lower chest to the roller, keeping
your elbows in and lift left leg then lower it. Repeat push-up and lift the
other leg. Repeat for 8 Ė 12 reps for 3 sets.
Foam Roller Exercise #3: Push-ups with arm lift
Works: Chest, shoulders, abs
With the right palm on floor and left palm on roller. Do a push-up and lift the
roller until itís parallel to your chest. Do sets 3 of 8 -12 reps each arm.
Foam Roller Exercise #4: Wall squats
glutes, and abs
With foam roller between the wall and your mid back and your feet shoulder width
apart. Squat down into the roller touches your shoulder blades and standup to
starting position. Repeat for 3 sets of 8 -12 reps.
Foam Roller Exercise #5: Bridge with leg lift
Works: Glutes, hamstrings, quads, and abs
Lie on your back with your heels on the roller. Lift your hips off the ground
and extend your right leg. Bring right leg back to roller and then lower your
hips to the ground. Do 3 sets of 8-12 reps each leg.
There you have it goal crushers, five exercises you didnít know you could do
with your from roller. What do you think of these exercises? I told you they
Until next time, keep crushing goals!