Doing chest foam roller exercises might not be at the top of your to-do list, with the legs and back being more common, but I promise it’s just as important as any other muscle group to loosen up and keep in good working order.
If you work out your chest regularly, foam rolling is the best way to give your chest a deep tissue massage; relieving soreness and tight muscles. The technology in the Pulseroll vibrating foam rollers gets deep into the muscle, giving you the most effective foam roller chest massage you’ve ever experienced. Perfect to do in the comfort of your own home or in the gym.
Have a go at this foam rolling chest exercise:
- Lie on the floor with your stomach to the ground and stretch your arms out either side.
- Place the foam roller under one arm and pull it tight against your body.
- With the other arm, stretch it out in front of you and place your hand firmly on the floor.
- Roll yourself up slightly onto the foam roller so it sits comfortably on your pec muscle.
- Apply pressure and let the vibrations work their magic.
- You can gently roll your body side to side, but with a vibrating foam roller less physical rolling is needed.
Top Tip: Women may find this exercise a lot more difficult, but it can still be done by placing the roller in a more comfortable position, and making sure to not apply as much pressure as the men.
The bonus with this exercise is that you can go straight into a bicep foam roll from this position.
Don’t forget to stretch the chest regularly in addition to this. Try these simple techniques:
- Bent arm wall stretch. Stand in a doorway and bring one arm up at a 90 degree angle. Place your palm on the wall and gently press your chest forward.
- Extended child’s pose. Kneel on the floor, touch your big toes together and sit on your heels. Separate your knees as wide as your hips. Then bend forward and stretch your arms out as far as you can above your head. Come up onto your fingertips and press your chest towards the floor.
- Elbow to elbow grip. One of the easier stretches to do. Seated or standing, squeeze your shoulder blades together and broaden the chest. Bring the arms behind your back and grip the opposite elbow.
So with these quick and easy techniques you have no reason to neglect the chest muscles. The most effective chest foam roller exercise paired up with easy stretches is a recipe for success.