The foam roller is a useful tool to actively warm up your joints, increase blood flow to your muscles and increase mobility. Active stretching helps prepare your muscles for a workout and improves performance.
Follow these 3 movements for active scapular and shoulder mobilization, to open up the pectorals (chest muscles), and to gently massage your spine.
- Pectoral Fly
- Supine Breaststroke
- Back Stroke
Perform each movement for 10 repetitions, or until your joints feel mobilized and your muscles feel a slight increase in range.