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What’s a Foam Roller?

What will a foam roller do for you? And how do you use a foam roller?

by Brad Walker | First Published March 30, 2008 | Updated September 11, 2017

About a month ago I published an article titled The Static Stretching Renaissance, which talked about the use of foam rollers. Since then I’ve had many questions from subscribers asking; “What’s a foam roller?” so I thought I would do a follow-up article about them.

I started to write the article, but I thought the best way to answer the question would be to show you. So below you’ll find a couple of videos (that explain better than I can), exactly what a foam roller is and how to use them.

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