From the Archives : The Benefits of Using a Foam Roller


Foam Roller
Rory Hickman using a Foam Roller.
I'm travelling for a couple of weeks (back around June 8). In the meantime, here are a few hidden gems from the archives.

Enjoy.


The Benefits of Using a Foam Roller


Rory Hickman

I've always considered recovery to consist of eating and sleeping as much as possible. Warm-ups involve a couple of sets of band good mornings and pull-aparts, then onto the first set with either 135lbs or just the bar, depending on the lift. I'm young, basically injury-free and these approaches always seemed to work fine. Thousands of people before me have gotten plenty strong over the years without any inclination to try 'self-myofascial release' or being overly concerned about their 'thoracic mobility'. So why the hell did I buy a foam roller 5 weeks ago?

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