A Buyer's Guide to stretching accessories
Exercise rollers are economical, long lasting, versatile and very easy to use, they are accessories that serve to stretch the different muscles of the body and alleviate accumulated tension. On occasions, some patterns appear during workouts, stamina exercises or everyday actions that are repeated continually and cause certain tension or rigidity in determined muscles. The use of a workout roller contributes to the recovery of these muscles.
Using a foam roller together with a dynamic stretching movement, helps to improve the range of movements and flexibility, also reducing recovery times and the risk of injuries. These accessories are not complex, so the choice of a roller is simple, but even so it is worth bearing in mind some aspects, such as density and size:
Roller density: Generally, the denser the muscle we wish to relax, the greater the density the roller foam should be.
Size of the roller: most have a diameter of 15cm, but the length varies between 30 and 90cm. To relax legs, arms and backs, it is enough to have a 30cm long roller, while for the back it is necessary to have, at least, 60cm for greater comfort and efficiency.