Instead of a foam roller for my IT band soreness, I use a tennis ball. I use it the same way as the roller, but it's a little firmer. Although, I don't think a tennis ball would work to help your knees when doing push ups.
Foam rollers can really help work out soreness and lactic acid in muscles. You can get them online or from running stores like Roadrunner. We have a couple of smaller travel ones that we pack (when there's room) if we're running a race out of town.
Denise (Half Fanatic #1279) - PDT Time Zone
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I've considered getting one so I can do modified pushups without putting strain on my knees. I don't usually get sore if I stretch daily.I do three compound stretches that are supposed to hit everything.
Isn't that the stuff that people use to roll on when they lay on their back or other parts of their body. Basically for helping with muscle soreness. Like giving yourself a massage. Here is a spark video on how to use a foam roller...
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I keep seeing members mention foam rollers for sore muscles... what are they , where do you get them and what do you with them.
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