Does foam rolling enhance recovery in elite athletes?

It can take anywhere from 48 to 96 hours for full recovery to take place following a match. However, there are many instances in which athletes are not given adequate recovery time between competitions. Tournament-play and congested match fixtures often require athletes to compete on consecutive days, or sometimes twice in the same day. As …

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Will chronic foam rolling improve hamstring flexibility?

Foam rolling is commonly prescribed by coaches and athletic trainers to athletes preceding warm-up or during the cool down. This is done in effort to transiently increase knee extension range of motion or to facilitate recovery after training or competition. Some athletes will even argue that foam rolling enhances their performance. What remains unclear is …

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Will foam rolling make you faster and more explosive?

The topic of self-myofascial release continues to be a topic of debate among coaches and strength and conditioning professionals. Is foam rolling before a workout necessary? It’s impact on subsequent performance markers remains inconclusive. Its effect on injury prevention is difficult to test in a research setting. Other alleged benefits of foam rolling may include …

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Does Foam Rolling Offer Acute Performance Improvements?

You’d be hard-pressed to walk into a collegiate weight room these days and not see a bunch of 3-foot cylinder shaped foam rollers lying around. Athletes use foam rollers for self-massage in effort to loosen up muscle tissue or help alleviate soreness. Athletes will foam roll before workouts, after workouts or even on their own …

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