- Exercising on a foam roller helps improve body awareness and proprioception for the deep muscles needed for great spine stabilization and support.
- You can’t cheat… You get instant feedback (by losing your balance and falling off the roller) when the right muscles aren’t working to support you.
- Working on the foam roller as a warm up before Pilates, Yoga, Weight Training, Walking, Running, or other workouts will help deepen the mind-body connection to access muscles for efficient work and release so that you can find and use them more effectively during your more vigorous activities.
3 Benefits of Using a Foam Roller Warm-Up for Your Workouts
One of my favorite things to do to wake up my deep core muscles, improve balance, the brain-body connection and feel the independent movement of my hips and shoulders is to do a quick 5-15 minute foam roller warm-up before a workout. Whether I’m going to do Pilates equipment work, Pilates Mat work, go out for a walk or run, lift weights, play racquetball…any activity… using a foam roller can be a quick and easy way to ensure you’ve got the right things turned on to support your body and train healthy movement habits. Of course there are a million fabulous exercises you can do with a Foam Roller, and while it’s not a traditional “Pilates” piece of equipment, it certainly can enhance your Pilates workouts. If you’re not yet a die-hard Pilates enthusiast, foam roller training can give you a somewhat similar eye-opening experience to see, and feel, just how much more you can be doing with your core to improve balance, support, and control for your body. 3 Benefits of Incorporating Foam Roller Exercises into Your Workouts