The foam roller is probably the most inexpensive workout equipment money can buy. Starting out as a piece of equipment that was only used by professional athletes and fitness therapists, it’s now gaining popularity amongst the general population. The most common use of the foam roller is for self-myofascial release, also know as self-massage.
Although not really a new idea in the world of professional sports, ice baths after intense workouts represent an increasing trend in the past few years. Correctly applied ice baths involve the immersion of your body in ice-cold water (or even a bath filled with ice cubes) for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. While unpleasant for some people, ice baths are being used by professional athletes from different sports, all over the world.