The worldwide trend in increased awareness of fitness and health has resulted in a lot of exercise related equipment being released in the market. This is by and large a good thing, and the fact that so many people are becoming aware of the need to develop healthier habits bodes well for the future.
One of the newest pieces of exercise equipment introduced to the public is the foam roller. Long used by professional trainers and athletes, it is now widely available to the general public. At its most basic form, foam rollers are an invaluable aid for both sports conditioning and rehabilitation. It is also one of the more inexpensive pieces of exercise equipment around, and it can be used for a wide variety of exercise routines and physical rehabilitation procedures. Foam rollers provide a fast, safe, and efficient way to enhance and develop athletic performance by improving muscle and joint flexibility, as well as core strength. Exercises developed specifically for foam rollers can be tremendously useful for a wide variety of athletic disciplines and they can be easily adapted for both individual and team use.
To ensure that you are able to get the maximum possible benefit from your foam roller, you may want to pick up a copy of The Complete Guide to Foam Roller Exercises for Improved Performance. This amazingly useful and informative video guide demonstrates how you can best use foam rollers in a wide variety of applications. The guide covers a broad range of exercises that help you develop core strength, flexibility, stability, balance, and many other useful athletic qualities.
To make it easier for you to go through the exercises, the video covers each routine starting from the easiest to the harder, more advanced exercises. This way beginners avoid injuries or losing interest by proceeding at a rate that is comfortable for them, and more experienced athletes can enjoy a more challenging workout without getting bored.
This foam roller video will also aid both coaches and athletes in quickly finding the proper difficulty level for each exercise depending on the particular athlete’s core strength and other physical attributes. As you may have guessed, core strength is one of the main focuses of this guide and a considerable part of the video is devoted to building core strength in the interest of improving athletic performance.
The video guide features two authorities in the fitness and medical health fields, namely Staffan Elgelid PT, Ph.D., CFT, who is an associate professor of physical therapy at the Nazareth College of Rochester, and Irene McCormick PFT; who is the director of fitness at the Des Moines Area Community College. Together the two bring their considerable knowledge to the fore in bringing you useful exercises that target specific parts of the body, as well as effective rehabilitation exercises that address certain sport-related injuries.
With this video guide, you will have in your fitness arsenal a comprehensive program that will allow you to gain maximum health and fitness benefits from your foam roller.