6 Foam Roller Mistakes You're Making

6 Foam Roller Mistakes You're Making

Sonia Pasquale, DC, a chiropractor, sports physician, and movement specialist, says she often sees clients who simply use a foam roller because someone told them they should, and they just roll back and forth willy-nilly. “Foam rolling has many benefits when it’s performed with intention,” says Pasquale. “Ideally, your foam rolling session should be geared toward muscles that are restricting movement, and you’ll know you’re targeting the right spots if you feel a difference in your range of motion in those areas after your rolling session.” Elwood agrees: “Having a game plan can help you maximize your time spent foam rolling, ultimately helping you hit both your movement goals and reducing the amount of time you’ll waste focusing on areas that don’t matter,” he says. Talk to a personal trainer, physical therapist, sports chiropractor, or another body work expert to get a foam rolling plan if you’re unsure.

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Published at Mon, 07 Nov 2016 21:53:23 +0000

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