By using an exercise device called a foam roller, you can rid your body of the aches and pains that follow a workout and essentially serves a free massage, if you know what you’re doing that is. Working out, especially after a long day at work can hurt. There are many tips and tricks to help you enjoy the gym, keep safe and maximise the pleasure of working out.
Many adults struggle with back pain after a workout so we have taken the time to put together a guide to help you learn how to foam roll your back correctly.
How to foam roll your back
- Lower back pain is a very common occurrence, despite the association with old age. It can be fixed, however, with a foam roller. Sit on the roller, with your feet flat on the floor, knees bents and your hands supporting. Cross your right leg over your left and then rotate your hips until you find a tight spot. Repeat this exercise for each side.
- Upper back pain, while less common, is also very understandable for the modern adult. Sitting at your desk in the office for an entire day can damage your back hugely, but you can rectify this issue with a foam roller. Sit on the floor with the roller right behind your back. Raise yourself off the ground and move your hips to locate the source of the discomfort, moving back and forth. You should aim to foam roll your back after every workout, especially if you feel pain.
- Shoulder pain (back) can arise due to a number of factors but can be cured using a foam roller. Lie on the floor with your roller placed between the middle part of your back and the floor. Cross your left leg over your right and turn your hips 45 degrees to the right. Then use your left foot to push your body over the roller to massage any knots from your shoulder. Repeat on the other side. Find out how much your shoulder injury claim value is by calling us.
Have you got a back injury that is someone else’s fault?
If you have suffered a serious or minor back injury, Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim for compensation, if you give us a call. Take a 30-second test or call our hotline which is active 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or you can give us a ring from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.