Instead of: A long foam roller
Use: Go Roller by GoFit ($30 at store.gofit.net/GoFit-Go-Roller-p/gf-fr4.htm
Size: 4 inches in diameter by 12 inches in length
Expert says: You can get the same investment from this size roller as you can with the traditional size, which is usually about 3 feet long. "Foam rollers can be used to minimize joint stress when performing some exercises," said Dr. Levi Harrison, an orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles, and author of "The Art of Fitness: A Journey to Self Enhancement." "They are also easy to use to improve range of motion and stretching." (Handout)
Creating a home gym can be intimidating and expensive. But it doesn't have to be. Forget about the bulky treadmills, the weight areas and the gigantic stair-stepper. You can create an entire home gym that's small enough to fit into a desk drawer or into a carry-on suitcase. And research backs up the effectiveness of these tools. Read on to see what good comes in these small packages.
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