When you work out, your body's soft tissue contracts and can develop tight spots. (Baseball players particularly have tight hips, hamstrings, biceps and rotator cuffs.) Foam rolling will cut your chance of injury; it acts as a massage for the soft tissue. This same type of procedure can be followed for the quads, IT bands, shoulders, upper back and lower back.
- Place foam roller under muscle group
- Roll slowly back and forth for one minute
- Roll on muscle; avoid bone
Watch NBA All-Star Luol Deng Foam Roll.