The Cathe Foam Rollers Are Your Best Friend The Day After Cathe Leg Day!
What does a foam roller have to do with fitness and the day after a Cathe Leg Day? A lot! You may have seen someone rolling back and forth one of these cylindrical objects and wondered what the heck they're doing. They're doing a technique called self-myofascial release. It's a way to help your muscles recover after a workout and reduce the risk of injury.
Your muscles are covered with a thin layer of dense connective tissue called fascia, the same tissue that covers nerves and blood vessels. Fascia helps to hold together and protect groups of muscles while still allowing them to move. The problem is muscle fascia can become too tight, usually as a result of overuse, injury, or poor posture. When this happens, it can reduce blood flow to the muscle and cause muscle tension and tightness. That can lead to decreased performance during exercise and a greater risk of injury.
How does fascia become too tight? As you know, the stress of exercise causes microscopic muscle tears to form. This leads to low-grade muscle inflammation. Over time, this inflammation causes scar tissue and adhesions to develop, causing muscle tension and tightness. The goal of myofascial release is to break up this scar tissue, increase blood flow and release tension so the muscle can move fluidly again. Osteopathic physicians and physical therapists perform this technique on clients to help release tight muscles. In fact, the myofascial release has been around for more than 70 years. Fortunately, you can get some of the same benefits at home using a foam roller.
We currently sell two foam rollers. A 36-inch orange foam roller and an 18-inch blue foam roller. The advantage of using the longer Cathe 36 inch (5.75-inch diameter) high-density foam roller is you can lie on it vertically which allows you to work different areas of your body in ways a shorter foam roller cannot The Cathe 18 inch deep muscle foam roller has the advantage of being more portable.
Exercise foam rollers are your best friend when it comes to releasing tight muscles, improving flexibility, and increasing range of motion without reducing power. Plus, they help you stay free of injuries and are your best friend the day after a Cathe Leg Day! Enjoy the benefits they offer!