It can be hard to stay dedicated to maintain fitness from the road. Especially foam rolling. But when progress is made it’s important to maintain it so you don’t back peddle. Here are some benefits of foam rolling and ways to keep muscles relaxed on the road.

Trigger Point Performance GRID Foam Roller

Get ready for a new type of massage that won’t cost you the big bucks. Avid athlete Cassidy Phillips has created the Trigger Point Performance GRID Foam Roller for an easy yet effective massage. This foam roller, now sold across the country, helps relieve muscle tension, correct muscle imbalances, prevent injury, and increase range of motion. Its unique 3-dimensional surface ensures that blood flow isn’t blocked at the point of pressure. There is also a mini version for when you are on the go. It measures just 5″x5.5″ and the hollow core makes it convenient for packing in your suitcase or looping onto a backpack strap.

Foam rolling can be painful, but you only need 5-10 minutes to get the job done. Here are some foam rolling tips to help you get started:

  1. If you hit a sore spot, hold it there for 15 to 30 seconds.
  2. It’s best to foam roll right after a workout, followed by more stretching. That will help muscles return to the proper length and recover much faster.
  3. Foam rolling can also be used for fitness. Check out the SMRT-CORE DVD—a self-myofascial release therapy and core strengthening work out that uses The GRID Foam Roller. The GRID is the sole piece of equipment needed for this program, which can be easily completed in your home gym or living room.