You need a foam roller. Once a best-kept secret of athletes and therapists, foam rollers have been making their way into gyms to fitness studios — but are they really worth your time and the pain? If you’ve never foam rolled, your first time will be eye-opening. The sensation is intense. “Whether you are a runner, sit at a desk all day or are an elite athlete you can benefit from using a foam roller,” admits chiropractor Liza Egbogah, a myofascial release expert and clinic director of the[fix]. The amazing thing is that some of the benefits of foam rolleing can be seen in as little as a few seconds of of self-myofascial release. We chatted with Egbogah to find out exactly why you need to own a foam roller.
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