I know a lot of powerlifters foam roll and I was wondering what the purpose of this is, or to put it a better way, what will I gain by foam rolling.
Will I experience fewer injuries?
Will my body look physically better?
Will I lift more weight?
Purpose of foam rolling Watch
- Thread Starter
- 08-10-2017 16:29
- 09-10-2017 11:15
MY PT gave me an info sheet on foam rolling and this is what it said:
"Self myo-fascial release (or SMR/foam rolling) helps decrease tissue density and over-activity, which then makes the tissue area (or fascia) more extensible when you start stretching or moving. If done consistently, foam rolling will help you perform better for longer periods of time. The foam roller helps to creaste and maintain long, smooth muscles by treating knotty and tender muscular area (also called trigger points). Here are some benefits of long, smooth muscles:
- They are stronger
- They are more injury resistent as mobility and posture is improved
- They train more readily
- They recover faster so that you can train again sooner
- They don't become as sore as knotty muscles
Short, knotty muscles pull you skeletal framework out of alignment, making you more prone to injury."
Hope that helps
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- PS Reviewer
- 09-10-2017 23:55
Myofascial release. Eases tension on muscle, aids blood flow and makes you a ****load more comfortable. I foam roll and use a lacrosse ball twice a day, everyday
- 13-10-2017 13:24
Definitely worth it. Be prepared for pain though.
- 13-10-2017 13:28
Loosens up tight muscles and helps with mobility a bit (to an extent) which may prevent injury in the long run. Definitely won't make you look bigger or stronger though lol