- By Selene Yeager
The world would be a better place if all cyclists had the luxury of daily post-ride massage. But with a foam roller, you can pretty much do the job yourself—minus the harp music. “As you roll a muscle back and forth on the dense foam cylinder, it breaks down adhesions and scar tissue,” says Dr Scott Levin sports medicine specialist at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. “It also warms and stretches muscles, increases circulation, and prevents soreness.”
Foam rollers come in a variety of lengths. For maximum versatility and effectiveness, we like the 15x90cm size. Prices range from R220 to R475 and can be found at Sportmans Warehouse, Dischem and Wellness Warehouse (Cape Town).