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foam roller/tennis ball release?

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Oct 2012
11:26am, 15 Oct 2012
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I have a foam roler at the gym at work and think it's great. I'e recently been reading the opposite though
Oct 2012
11:45am, 15 Oct 2012
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Oh actually, I went back to find the negative I read about the foam roller (because I disagree - I've only found them to be good)

It wasn't as negative as I remembered. It basically said that they are the next best thing if you can't get someone to massage you.

The advantage of a massage is that it will target specific trigger points which could be the source of the issue. However, further reading seems that the person advocating that is a trigger point follower - oh so confusing.

I think they are an essential purchase although be prepared to find lots of knots. The first time I used one I did my back which felt amazing. While I was rolling around on the floor, I thought I might as well do my legs. The pain on my quads was intense! They were riddled with knots and I had no idea, although in hindsight it made perfect sense as they seemed to fatigue / burn out way too quick. I few sessions and I was back to normal.

Good for the ITB too, just make sure you have something to bite down on

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