Foam rolling is very popular these days, but with its entry into pre-exercise routines has gone out the common practice of static stretching before exercise. Is this a good shift and can foam rolling produce similar flexibility improvements as stretching? Today’s research article delves into the effects of pre-exercise foam rolling and the applications half of the episode is all about different ways to integrate self-myofascial release into one’s routine. John always reviews the full-text of each study review on the show, but to see the abstract please go to: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22580977 . This podcast is proudly sponsored by John’s premium exercise equipment and apparel company Barbell 1. Check out http://barbell1.com for helpful tutorial videos on training and nutrition and the Barbell 1 product line.
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