The old saying “no pain, no gain” is a catchy way to push through ordinary discomfort of the muscular growth process. While it is important to pay attention to overexertion and fatigue to avoid injury, feeling sore is usually a good sign that you are pushing your body to its healthy limits. One of the best ways to combat the stiffness that follows intense exercise – especially as you age – is by using a foam roller. Just 5-10 minutes of pre-workout rolling can make a big difference in optimizing recovery and results, according to country music star Eric Ethridge, who is also a doctor and fitness guru. Learn more from Eric about the benefits of foam rolling in the video below.