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Foam Rolling, It Does A Body Good

Posted by terrepruitt on April 4, 2022

I have to just preach a quick moment. Foam rolling. You ever do foam rolling? Well, I only do it when I am so sore that I cannot walk well. And then that means it hurts a lot. I am not going to fib and say it doesn’t hurt, because it does. I believe that the idea is not to CRUSH the muscle but to massage it so it is important to carefully control the pressure. This post is not instructions on how to do it (I have a few posts on foam rolling), it is just a proclamation that if your muscles are sore from a workout you could probably benefit from foam rolling.

I was very sore this past week and I thought, “Hmmm, I should do some foam rolling. UGH, but it hurts so much. Well, it hurts because you only do it when you are already in pain . . . but you are going to do it.” And I did and I felt so much better.

I also realized another reason I don’t like to do them (foam rolling classes) and I adjusted that. There is some instruction that has the movement break down the leg in top-bottom so it is a lot less work rolling the leg. There is other instruction where the movement is the entire length of the thigh. I realized that is too much for my already sore arms/shoulders so I just broke it down. Now that I have that bit of knowledge I will just do that all the time and probably end up doing foam rolling more often.

Do you have a foam roller? Have you ever done any foam rolling?

 

2 Responses to “Foam Rolling, It Does A Body Good”

  1. I’ve used foam rollers and agree the pain is tough to deal with.

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