This post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC. I was provided a free download of the Foam Roller App in order to review the product. The opinions expressed here are my own.
I’ve had a foam roller for years–ever since my first ITB flare-up.
I even got a mini one that I can fit in my duffel bag–it’s also perfect for Fit Stanley!
I’ve used my foam roller at home, with my chiropractor, and with my physical therapist, so I have a pretty good idea of its versatility. Still, I was interested in the new Foam Roller App, and excited when I had an opportunity to provide a Foam Roller App review as I was preparing for The Army Ten Miler.
The app is very easy to use. From the main screen, you choose the area that you want to work on:
(There’s a “menu” for frontal body parts too.)
The next screen has information on the target region, a summary of different foam roller exercises, and links to short video clips demonstrating each one.
I hadn’t thought to orient the foam roller this way when targeting my piriformis.
Even this app warns that rolling your ITB can be painful!
The app costs $2.99 in the iTunes store (I was provided with a free download in order to review the app). At first I wondered why anyone would want to pay for access to video clips that probably can be found for free on YouTube, but then I appreciated the convenience of having over 100 demonstration videos literallyin the palm of my hand as I am using my foam roller. I’ve enjoyed trying different exercises and using the foam roller on different regions–like my shins. Another benefit of the app is that it is motivating me to use my foam roller more frequently and more effectively.
Have you used a foam roller?
Do you have any exercise apps?