I remember I first started using the foam roller when I accidentally landed on a YouTube video on how to use a foam roller. It is funny because I was not really looking for such video or anything related. I was just trapped on the “I am looking for a video on how to prepare a good margaritas and ended up watching a video on how to talk to a giraffe” kind of thing. But now I am grateful that I found it.
Believe it or not, every time we hit the road to get on tour to the band, I kind of feel a bit of stress at the adventures ahead of us. Now, don’t get me wrong, I do love these adventures as I am in love with what I do. But never is a road trip complete if I don’t pack with me a good foam roller. These are the reasons why I do this:
It is the easiest piece for exercising to carry around
A good fitness foam roller is easy to carry around. As we go on tour and we have to stuff in all our artifacts, there is usually no space for anything else. But a foam roller will fit almost anywhere. The benefits I get from using this great piece for exercising have helped me stay fit for our folk presentations.
It is pretty versatile when it comes to exercising
The amount of exercise I can perform on my foam roller seem to be endless and they are pretty fun. Great thing is that I can practically train myself anywhere. I especially love those exercises that work my quads and my hamstrings. It is pretty important to have these in tone in my career. The foam roller provides all kinds of exercising and with lots of fun while at it, pretty much anywhere.
It helps me relax before a Concert
To me, exercising and having a healthy life is pretty relaxing. Call me crazy but the sight of my foam roller relaxes me and in fact helps me warm up for when I plan to run a bit. There are great articles on a runner’s guide to foam rollers. Anything that has to do with releasing toxins and getting relaxed prior to a presentation is more than welcome. My foam roller provides the kind of exercise that puts me in a great mood and ready to deliver my best at every presentation.
It keeps me in shape to fit in my folk outfit
This is pretty important to me, of course. Even when folk music is catchy and places everyone to dance, as artists playing instruments, we don’t get to do much dancing. We do have to always fit on our dresses and well, I have to stay fit in order to stay in. So my foam roller keeps me warmed up and fit.
It is a great way to exercise while on the go
As I have expressed, exercising with a foam roller is a great experience. It is versatile, easy to use, and fun. It really puts your muscles to the limit, a limit that you give to yourself. I love to feel the pain as it seeps through my muscles after a great foam rolling. It is really great and has helped me stay fit and always up to the challenge of a new concert.