Foam rolling may be one of the best kept secrets in sport, training, and fitness. Proven to stimulate blood flow, prepare muscles, improve mobility and flexibility, initiate the recovery process, and reduce muscle soreness, it is a secret worth sharing.
Backed by scientific research, Complete Guide to Foam Rolling
provides step-by-step instructions for 27 of the most effective foam rolling techniques for muscle preparation and recovery. Reduce pain and restore function with therapeutic movements that help rehabilitate your body and reduce the risk of injury. Learn to breathe, relax, and roll through tight spots as part of your warm-up, flexibility work, and recovery. Then adapt any of the ready-to-use protocols to create a customized program to address your specific problem areas as well as your overall muscle and nervous system needs.
Invest in your training success by applying these proven self-massage techniques. Complete Guide to Foam Rolling
is your path to better overall performance.
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Table of Contents
Part I. Foundations
Science of Foam Rolling
Benefits of Foam Rolling
Foam Rolling Safety
Foam Rolling Equipment
Part II. Techniques
Foot and Lower Leg
Chest and Upper Back
Shoulders and Arms
Part III. Programming
About the Author
Exercise and fitness enthusiasts looking for alternatives or complements
to traditional stretching as a way to prepare for and recover from a
workout; personal trainers and strength coaches who wish to use these
techniques with their clients.