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Use Foam rollers to provide strength to body muscles

Foam rollers have long been used for rehabilitation clinics as a multipurpose tool to improve core stability, pro prioception, balance, soft-tissue mobility and body awareness.  Now these versatile devices are being used in fitness and weight loss centre, Pilates mat classes, athletic training centres, yoga studio and physical therapy clinics.

Athletes and physical therapist used Foam rolling technique to inhibit overactive muscles. It is called a self-myofascial release (SMR) technique. This type of stretching utilizes the concept of autogenic inhibition and use to improve soft tissue extensibility.

By using Foam rollers you can add a new dimension to different type of workouts because they are ideal for weight loss and training sessions of all ages and body types.  Many personal fitness trainers and group fitness instructors are using foam rollers into their training programs.

This technique can  be useful for many muscles, including: gastronomies, piriformis,, latissimus dorsi,  adductors, , hamstrings, quadriceps,  hip flexors, thoracic spine (rhomboids and trapezius), and TFL. By using foam roller and half foam roller you can improve your muscle strength.  Physical therapist used this technique by rolling this Foam rollers are   under each muscle group until an effected tender area is found. After finding tender are they maintain the pressure on the tender areas for 30 to 60 seconds.  Researches shows that foam rollers have the same effects as deep-tissue massage done.

Form roller : – Foam roller is a equipment that is used for foam rolling. This equipment consists of a foam cylinder of various sizes; most common dimension is 12 inches long, with 6 inch diameter. You can find longer foam roller up to 36 inches in length. This longer foam roller is used to produce rolling over certain muscles in the back side of body.  Different densities of foam rollers are available in market and they are denoted by their colors. .

People should start form rolling with a softer foam roll because they have tight muscle and severe trigger points which can be injured easily. White color rollers are typically softer and suitable for beginners, while blue and black rolls tend to be much firmer and used by experts.

Application of foam rollers :-

  • Basic positioning and alignment
  • Core stabilization
  • Strength training
  • Balance training
  • Flexibility

When you start work out with foam roller or half foam roller it might be hurting for some days. Because your muscles will be stretched but it will be a short term pain. After frequently uses your body will be used to for stretching.

Foam rollers not only give magical effect to athletes body but also beneficial for dynamic stretching, strengthen the knee, core work and exercises to target

If you use Foam rollers in correct way it may release tension, stretches and tightness between the muscles and the fascia. Main reason of this tension or tightness is repetitive moving patterns such as running, resistance training or other repetitive sports/actions. Foam roller and half foam roller can help improve flexibility, strength of muscles and range of movement, and they minimize the risk of injury.

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Easiest massaging therapy by massage balls

Ancient people used to message or compresses their body parts with help of different type of materials. A massage ball is not used for a compress. Massage balls are used as a massage aid. A massage ball helps to stimulate the body in different ways. It provides variation to the simple compress technique. Most of the massage balls have porcupine type’s structure with having spines all over the outer surface. Although these spines are not as sharp as a porcupine’s quill. Massage bas available in two forms hard massage ball and soft or pilate massage ball. They are made by different type of materials.

The massage therapists use different-sized and type of massage ball for different regions. All type of message balls are used for different purpose. The massage ball has very important use and that is for self massaging. With help of massage ball you can give yourself a good massage with anybody’s help. It self massaging are cost effective, faster and you can do it any time whenever you have time. Many people used the massage balls into their daily fitness routines.

Types of massage balls:-

  1. Foot message ball: – it is the most commonly used massage ball. The foot massage ball looks like a dumbbell and it is designed as a double ball with a short straight length in-between. Application is very simple; you simply sit on a chair and roll your foot up and down on the ball.
  2. Massage exercise ball: – various sizes of message balls are available in market such as small golf-sized ball to really massive size balls. The biggest ones are called massage exercise balls. For using this ball you need to simply lie on the ball by allowing your back to arch backward. It is little difficult exercise but it improves blood circulation to parts of the spine and helpful in back ache.
  3. Spiky massage balls: – it is used by massage therapists to stimulate the skin and underlying soft tissues. Main purpose of this stimulation is to get a therapeutic effect. They applied spiky massage balls vigorously so that they can provide a relaxing effect on muscles and soft tissues. You can use this massage therapy by yourself and get therapeutic benefits at home
  4. Pilates balls: – Pilates balls are used by yoga students. The Swiss ball or Pilates ball is one of the most popular props used in yoga and fitness studios. Pilates ball workout programs are used to provide strength your body and give a toned shape to your body. There are several sizes of Pilates ball are available in market you can choose your ball according to your body size. This ball comes along with ball pumps.

This massage balls are easily available and nominal in price. But you should be very careful when you use massage balls because if you will choose wrong massage ball such as softer ball in place of harder one or vice versa you will not get good results and harder balls may cause of your pain.

 

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Use these Pilates Stretch / Resistance Band

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Stretch / Resistance Band – Special Price: $11.08

These resistance bands are ideal for Mat Pilates, strength and flexibility training, Toning & Sculpts Muscles and rehabilitation therapy.

Features

  • Durable Long Lasting
  • Flat and smooth latex construction
  • Great to take travelling
  • Also known as Pilates Therobands

Specifications

  • Material: Latex
  • Thickness: 3mm & 5mm

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Posted by on April 14, 2014 in Health & Fitness

 

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A large collection of Grip Socks

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Grip Socks – $12.00

Grip socks are not only hygienic option to bare feet; they also allow you to keep your socks on when doing exercises which require grip between your feet and the mat or equipment.

Specifications

•         Material: Socks are 90% cotton and 10% spandex.

•         Size: S (W5-8) or M (W8-11 M6-10)

Care instructions:

Warm delicate wash with like colors. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry.

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Posted by on April 14, 2014 in Health & Fitness

 

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Accupoint Foam Roller exercises and workouts

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Accupoint Roller – 30.5cm – Special Price: $38.95

Accupoint Foam Roller is a key prop in Pilates and often recommended by Physiotherapists for rehabilitation.

  • Size: Small
  • Length: 30.5cm
  • Diameter: 14.5cm
  • Colour: Orange
  • Density: Hard

Other uses: Yoga, Massage Therapy and Balance training

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Posted by on April 12, 2014 in Health & Fitness

 

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Mini Stability Ball – Online Sell in Australia

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Pilates Mini Stability Ball – $12.40

Specifications

  • Colour: Black
  • Size: 15cm

Increase the difficulty of your Pilates workouts by using a Pilates Mini Stability Ball. This Pilates exercises focuses on use the fitness ball to get you effective all the muscles.A Pilates mini stability balls is great for adding some additional Pilate’s sessions to your week at home even as receiving the extra confront of using Pilate’s props.

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Posted by on April 10, 2014 in Health & Fitness

 

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Pilates Studio Hygiene Pack

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Pilates Studio Hygiene Value Pack – Special Price: $37.00

  • Organic Hand Towel (Grey &  White)
  • Pilates Toe-less Grip Socks (S or M)
  • Pilates Grip Socks (S or M)

Organic cotton towels are woven in wealthy, nature-friendly colours. It’s outstandingly soft, highest quality long-staple 100% organic cotton.

Grip socks Pilates – Pilates toeless grip socks and Yoga toeless socks with non-slip sole. Material: Socks are 90% cotton and 10% spandex.

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Posted by on April 9, 2014 in Health & Fitness

 

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