Do's and don'ts of foam rolling
Whether you are an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, there is merit in using a foam roller. It may cause some discomfort while you are rolling on the tender areas, but be patient, apply gentle pressure and soon you will reap the rewards. At about $20, this under-hyped fitness tool is an inexpensive way to reduce pain during and after physical activity.
Cindy Boggs, fitness presenter, author and Activate America director, has been an ACE-certified instructor/trainer since 1989. Send your questions about fitness, training or health to her at YMCA of Kanawha Valley, 100 YMCA Drive, Charleston, WV 25311, or e-mail cindys...@aol.com. Look for Cindy's award-winning fitness advice book, "CindySays ... You Can Find Health in Your Hectic World," at www.cindysays.com, or contact the YMCA at 304-340-3527.