7 cool things you can do with a piece of foam
Getting more movement (whether exercise or beyond) doesn't require fancy expensive equipment.
For example, this one simple prop can be recruited for at least 7 of the uses I've demonstrated in the video below.
From calf stretching, to hip strengthening, to pelvis loosening, this unassuming, inexpensive and portable piece of foam can help you relieve a ton of little nagging aches and pains by engaging your muscles and joints in new and healthy ways.
See for yourself!
Have some uses you'd like to share?
Type 'em in the comments section below!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where can I get one of these magical implements?
You can try Amazon (yes, this is an affiliate link); you can Google "half foam cylinder" or "half foam roller" for other suppliers, or you can search fitness suppl stores near you. The ideal length is probably about 12 inches. For the ones I keep on hand at my office, I bought a number of 36" lengths, and Bill cut them into threes for me ('cuz he's a heckuvaguy...!)
Can I use a rolled up towel, yoga mat, daschund,... instead of a half cylinder?
As far as the first two, yeeeees,... but... for some for the moves, a firmer surface is better, as squashing will diminish the effect.
This goes doubly for live animals.
I don't really understand what I'm supposed to be doing in some of these exercises.
Yes, this was just a brief demo and by no means explicit in instruction.
I expect you'll have questions, in which case, drop me a line.
If you're in my neighborhood, check out my personal training opportunities.
If you're not, you can explore NutritiousMovement.com (yes, another affiliate link) for videos of many, MANY exercises - some of which include the half-cylinder.
Above all, have fun with it!