Foam rollers are a great tool for anyone who regular works out.
Not only do they alleviate tension and knots, they can loosen trigger points all over your body. It’s a great tool for recovery after a workout, helps with lymphatic drainage and basic rollers aren’t expensive.
Soft, smooth rollers are great for beginners as they’re the most gentle.
Firmer varieties are great for regular users who need to alleviate tight muscles or delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
Experienced foam rollers looking to level up and who follow the no pain, no gain mantra might want to try a grid roller. The ridged texture offers a deep tissue massage for stiff and sore joints and muscle groups.
Below are some of our top picks for anyone investing in some home gym equipment who wants
Best foam rollers
Men’s Health Textured Foam Roller
This foam roller from Mens Health is ideal for a wide range of core strength and stabilising exercises and assists with stretches and deep tissue massage for those aching muscles.
A great option for massaging tight, aching muscles, this roller has a firm, textured outer surface and hollow core that is lightweight and compact.
The ridge design is perfect for a range of core strength and stabilising exercises.
Price: £19.99, Argos – buy here now
FX FFEXS Foam Roller
Made from biodegradable material, this foam roller is a lightweight and durable tool to use post gym workout, yoga or pilates.
The FFEXS foam roller reduces pain and stimulates blood flow and can be used for trigger point massage and posture alignment.
Price: £11.99, Amazon – buy here now
Opti EVA Foam Pilates Foam Roller
A great beginners foam roller, the high performance EVA foam massage roller can be used to soothe the back, legs, quads, hamstrings, feet, fascia, calves, hips, shoulders, fingers, forearms and more.
Price: £24.99, Argos – buy here now
PTP Massage Therapy Roller
If you’re looking to improve blood circulation, release myofascia and aid recovery post work out this PTP Massage Therapy Roller is a great option.
The unique pyramid cone surface helps target trigger points and can be used anywhere on the body.
Price: £15.50, House of Fraser – buy here now
IUGA Foam Roller and Massage Stick 2 in 1 Set
Sports enthusiasts will love the firm foam density of this roller, which can help tackle tightness and pain offering deep tissue relief.
The compact size makes this ideal to use all over the body, so you can pinpoint knots and work on hard to reach areas.
Price: £14.95, Amazon – buy here now
Maximo Fitness Foam Roller
Looking for a medium firmness roller? This one from Maximo Fitness ticks the box. The compact design is great for using all over your body to relieve muscle tension and tightness.
It’s textured surface provides a more comfortable muscle massage and the roller also comes with a guide to help get you started.
Price: £15.97, Amazon – buy here now