To foam roll or not is the question. I have been told recently to foam roll, first with a white foam roller and now I have been upgraded in the world of foam rollers to the ultimate of foam rollers, the black roller. What is this should I say ‘almost’ magical foam roller? Lately I have been having pain with both of my calves. I stretch before and after running yet I am told that stretching is not enough. The best way to get these tough knots out is direct pressure and they best way to do it is to use a foam roller. What exactly is a foam roller? It is about 6 six inches in diameter and to me it closely resembles a foam log that gladiator’s used to knock their opponent off of their perch. Using your own body weight you can generate the direct pressure needed to get those annoying knots out. At times this can be very painful but, I say let the good times roll, because I am loving my foam roller!!
Besides being in love with his accent, I found this video on You Tube and it is really helping me best utilize my foam roller!
QOTD: Do you foam roll? What type of stretching do you participate in pre and post workout?