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Foam rolling is like a self massage

Friday, February 08, 2013

Foam rollng, also known as self-myofascial release, helps maintain your soft tissues.

It is a good warm-up before strength training.

If it is too painful, use a softer ball.

Just roll 5 - 10 times so you don`t injure the soft tissues.

Here is a video on foam rolling for hamstrings.

One can foam roll many body parts and if you do not have a foam roller, you can use a ball (stability ball, tennis ball, basket ball or children`s playtime ball).

For some muscles a basket ball is too hard so I use a softer children`s playtime ball or stability ball for them).

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    My trainer has me using one before and after each session. I do believe it's helping!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 2/10/2013 5:40AM

    ¢¾The foam rollers take a bit to get used to but they are beneficial ¢¾

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A-DAY-AT-A-TIME 2/9/2013 5:53PM

  Thanks for the info.

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MSEMBERSTORM 2/8/2013 11:59PM

    I so want one! Thanks for the info!

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LOPEYP 2/8/2013 8:12PM

    I emoticon my foam roller!

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DARJR50 2/8/2013 5:48AM

  I will have to give this a try. Thanks for the suggestion.

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1DRWOMAN 2/8/2013 5:14AM

    I love my foam roller! I have fibromyalgia and it is painful to use the roller, but it feels better afterwards, and after about a week of just doing a couple minutes it barely hurts!

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