Stretch Roll

Stretching works to counteract tightness and tension built up in muscles that have been working “by physically pulling the muscle back into its ideal ‘default’ or relaxed state,” says Puloka, adding that she, like Casper, recommends that clients combine foam rolling with stretching whenever possible. Stretching — both dynamic (involving movement) and static — increases blood flow and range of motion, which helps joints stay aligned and muscles move more effectively.