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Old 01-09-2012, 05:45 AM   #1
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have you noticed appreciable benefits to this? Ive never tried it, and im trying to ascertain if this is a fad or if theres real benefit to be had for someone on a basic strength program.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:31 AM   #2
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Soft tissue work improves quality of movement and training and relaxation which also improves sleep and stress and to a less extent nutrition as well
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:46 AM   #3
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have you noticed appreciable benefits to this? Ive never tried it, and im trying to ascertain if this is a fad or if theres real benefit to be had for someone on a basic strength program.
Roller therapy is a great way to release the tight tendons and prevent injuries. Checkout the TriggerPoint Therapy at tptherapy.com as well. Great information.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:00 AM   #4
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Re: Foam rolling

Yah I notice when I do and I don't. It's a daily habit now and I feel a ton better.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:20 AM   #5
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It's almost like getting a daily massage. Especially when you take a lacrosse ball and get crazy with it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:19 PM   #6
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Re: Foam rolling

Hi

Check also the mobility WODs. At a mobility cert we learned that it helps a lot also to improve your performance (for example deeper squat, because of less tight hamstrings etc..)...so it really helps overall to increase your fitness, mobility and performance.

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Old 01-09-2012, 07:23 PM   #7
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Re: Foam rolling

I'm probably the wrong guy to ask, but I think it is pretty much a waste of time.
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I'm probably the wrong guy to ask, but I think it is pretty much a waste of time.
You thought wrong!
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:16 PM   #9
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LOL this is funny!

Yeah I'd say it helps. Think about the act of foam rolling. Your stretching no matter what and breaking up all that lactic acid in sore places. I do it and a bead roller is awesome too!
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #10
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Re: Foam rolling

Foam rollers are boss!!! My daughter who is studying in Physical therapy actually turned me on to them. I bought one a few weeks back, and love it.

I also ordered the Miracle Ball and plan to use that in conjunction with my roller.
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