Foam Rolling: This Is How We Roll
Foam rolling is an interesting thing. From my experience, people either use a foam roller to roll out every muscle or they don’t use a foam roller whatsoever because it looks pointless. Dr. Nicholas M. Licameli, PT, DPT, wrote a terrific article delving into the pros, cons, technique, and science behind foam rolling and its purpose in your fitness routine, over on Tony Gentilcore’s website.
If you’re new to the idea of using a foam roller, or perhaps you’re wondering if you’ve been using a roller all wrong, take a few minutes and read Dr. Licameli’s article:
Foam rolling should be done with a specific purpose targeting specific muscles (see a qualified healthcare practitioner to pinpoint target areas specific to you). Stop mindlessly flailing around on the dirty gym floor rolling every muscle of your body. Foam rolling should address a specific movement that is limited.