Foam rolling is a popular form of self-massage, or myofacial self-release technique. Ideally, we encourage our everyday athletes to foam roll 5-10 minutes every day.
To foam roll effectively, you need to find pressure points in any major muscle and apply 90 degrees of pressure for 5-15 seconds until you feel a reduction of pain in that specific point. When muscles are at optimal length, not sore, and no pressure points are found, 10-30 broad strokes with the foam roller can be beneficial.
If you ever experience any pain, tingling or numbness, discontinue foam rolling and consult one of our trainers immediately.
Foam rolling can lead to the following training effects:
Here are some of our favorite foam rolling snippets.