Research shows that performing the simple act of foam rolling before exercise can reduce muscle fatigue and soreness. It can also make workouts seem easier.
Rolling after your workout eases aches by improving blood flow and improving muscle and joint function, too. Try this to soothe those achy Sag-ruled quads!
Position the roller under upper thighs.
Relax and straighten legs.
Drag legs together and apart slowly (like you're doing horizontal jumping jacks).
Repeat three to five times.
Reposition roller halfway down thighs and repeat.
Reposition roller to just above the backs of knees and repeat.