Thursday, 19 April 2018

Foam Roller Exercise for Quads on One Leg

The quad muscles are located at the front of the thighs and have in important role in movement of the legs, including the bending and straightening of the knees. They work alongside other muscle groups such as the hamstrings in many activities such as squatting, running, walking and cycling, so may undergo stress when exercising or training.

 

If you want to enhance performance, reduce DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) and prevent the muscles from becoming too tight, using a vibrating foam roller is the ideal solution. The rolling action can target trigger points with the vibrations helping to achieve a deeper massage. As portable products, foam rollers are perfect for use in injury rehab clinics, the gym, home or anywhere else you want to use them.

 

In our expert video guide, we show you how to use a foam roller effectively on one leg, placing the roller under the quads while providing stability using the arms and other leg.

 

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Vibrating Foam Roller for Quads

Located at the front of the thighs, the quad muscles are formed from four different muscles. This important muscle group is essential for activities such as walking, running and any physical activity which involves bending and straightening of the knee. As one of the areas prone to sports injuries and muscle tightness, it’s important to look after quads both before and after exercise or training.

 

A vibrating foam roller can be used to alleviate muscle tightness in quads by using the magic combination of pressure and vibrations to soften the connective tissue around the muscles as well as targeting trigger points, encouraging blood flow to the area and flushing away lactic acid. This can help stretch the muscles for increased performance and range of motion.

 

In our expert video guide, we show you how to use a foam roller on both quads at the same time, moving over the top of the roller while supporting yourself with your elbows.

 

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Foam Roller Exercise for Quad Muscles Using a Pulseball

The quad muscles are one of the most common places to experience sports injuries and muscle tightness. This muscle group has a pivotal role in the movement of our legs, including bending and straightening the knees during activities such as running, squatting, walking and cycling.

Therefore, it’s important to give this area some attention both before and after your workout which can be done via a foam roller. If you’re experiencing some knots and specific areas of tension, a peanut-shaped roller can help you achieve a deeper massage in targeted areas, helping to soften the tissue and alleviate trigger points. It can also help enhance your performance and recovery.

In our handy video, we show you how to use a vibrating foam roller ball on the quads. Position the Pulseball under one leg and use your arms and other leg for support. Our expert guide will teach you the correct technique for maximum effectiveness.

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Foam Roller for Plank Exercises: Under the Legs

When using a foam roller pre and post workout, it’s perfect for softening the connective tissue around muscles, preventing them from becoming too tight and causing you pain. However, one of the lesser known uses for foam rolling is for enhancing your core strength, using as an aid for exercises such as the plank.

 

By adding in an element of instability to your plank exercises, it helps to increase demand on your core stabilisers, strengthening those muscle groups involved. It’s also a great way to support good posture and enhance tone, flexibility and balance.

 

In our expert guides, we show you the best way to use a vibrating foam roller to adopt correct positioning for your plank exercises. While you can use the roller below your elbows, in this video, you’ll see how to place the Pulseroll under your lower legs while using your arms for stability.

 

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Vibrating Foam Roller for Plank Exercises: Under the Arms

You may associate a foam roller with an ideal way to loosen tight muscles, using techniques both before and after training to enhance blood flow to specific muscle groups, soften the tissue and flush away lactic acid. However, this versatile product can also aid you with core strengthening exercises. Being portable, it can be carried wherever you need it, including the gym, home and physio clinics.

 

Plank exercises are fantastic for improving core strength, simultaneously engaging multiple muscle groups to create core conditioning magic. Not only that but the exercise supports improved balance, flexibility and posture, working both your hamstrings and glutes.

 

So, how do you use foam rolling to create the perfect plank?

 

In our expert guide, we have two core plank exercises to show you. In this video, you’ll see how to use a vibrating foam roller below your elbows to maximise your position, posture and technique.

 

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Foam Roller Ball Exercise for Lower Back Muscles

People sometimes worry about using a foam roller on the lower back with pain in this muscle group being caused by a variety of factors. You can use foam rolling around the area, including on the glutes and hip flexors to see if this helps, but you may also have knots in the lower back you want to target.

 

This is where a peanut-shaped vibrating foam roller comes into its own. As well as being a hand-held product, you can use the unique shape of the roller to target and alleviate trigger points in the lower back region.

 

But what’s the correct technique?

 

Take a look at our expert video guide for how to use the Pulseball on your lower back. We show you how to get into position, how to tilt and angle your body correctly and where to position your arms and legs for support.

 

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Vibrating Foam Roller for the Lower Back

From those training in the gym to office workers sat at a desk all day, lower back pain is one of the most common ailments people experience. This can be due to wear and tear as we age, sports injuries or even conditions such as sciatica.

 

If your lower back pain is being caused by the tightening of muscles in the area, using a vibrating foam roller can help enhance blood flow to the muscles, alleviate trigger points and soften connective tissue. Being a lightweight, portable roller, it can easily be carried to the gym, home, physio clinic or even your work.

 

Correct technique and positioning when using a foam roller to target the lower back are essential to produce effective results and not aggravate issues further. In our expert video guide, we show you the best foam rolling technique for lower back muscles, how to get yourself into position and where to place your arms and legs for support.

 

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