Episode 7: To Foam Roll or Not To Foam Roll

That is the question we attempt to answer in this episode. What does "self-myofascial release" do and how does it do it? Is it worth spending time on? Does it effect recovery, performance, or injury? What does the research say? Here's our take..

Peer-Reviewed References:

Beardsley. Effects of self-myofascial release: A systematic review. 2015
Cheatham. The effects of self-myofascial release using a foam roll or roller massager on joint range of motion, muscle recovery, and performance. 2015
Schroeder. Is self myofascial release an effective pre-exercise and recovery strategy? A literature review. 2015