Many people have heard about the dreaded foam roller and how painful it can be, often being put off by the thought of it as soon it’s mentioned.
However, It’s fastly becoming one of the most used self-myofascial release techniques and becoming very popular amongst both elite and amateur athletes. But how painful and beneficial can it actually be? Over the past month I set out to find out the real benefits and just how much of an impact it can have on your performance.
Muscle tightness may not be the only cause for pain, but more often than not it’s a huge contributing factor. I regularly advise my clients