Roll, roll, roll it out...
Some people love self-torture and others avoid it like the plague but until recent there has not been a good understanding as to what Foam Rolling really does.
So I am not going to go over specific techniques in this blog. Starting January 2021 I will have videos on my YouTube page, but I am going to give you parameters, meaning how to apply foam rolling to your practice.
First, how long should you perform self myofascial release?
One article found that if you roll for ONE set, not two, for TEN seconds, you produce the most change.
- Great news, huh?! This will save you time and make you more efficient with your mobility training.
Okay, what does foam rolling do?
I have three answers for you:
1.) While it can be painful, it does decrease muscle soreness.
2.) Increases your range of motion (ROM), giving you more motion, for about ten minutes.
- Woot woot! I love working out and having it last.
Did you find this helpful? Want more? Please email me and let me know.
Thank you to Sarah Duvell and her lecture on Soft Tissue mobility from the Postpartum Corrective Exercises Series.