Foam Rolling Tips to Avoid Low Back Strain

by Addie Kelzer

Whether you’re currently a foam rolling fan or just trying it out, watch our video for tips to make sure you’re not increasing tension in the low back as you roll out. These tips are easy to implement and could be the difference in making sure your time on the roller is effective and not creating other issues. For a more thorough explanation of how to roll, check out this article on ideafit.com: Foam Rolling Techniques: A 4-Step Formula.

We think foam rolling is a fantastic way to warmup although there’s no reason you can’t use a foam roller after your workout or even on a rest day as part of your recovery. What other foam rolling exercises do you love and can you apply the same principles to make sure your low back is protected?

Addie Kelzer is a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. She believes that by making fitness and good food practical, her clients will hold the power to positively change their health and the health of those closest to them.

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