Sunday Tips from MHRC: Roll it Out!

Don't fear the foam roller- just take it an inch at a time.

We all know the benefits, but foam rolling can be a scary thing if you don't know how to use it!

With some quick tips, you'll be able to make the most of this amazing tool.

  • You're in control of the pressure- body weight and support will increase or decrease the pressure applied on the targeted muscle

  • Take it an inch at a time- finding the "sweet spot" as you roll a specific muscle means taking it slow and concentrating on rolling back and forth about an inch at a time

  • It's not JUST for rehab- use a foam roller as pre-hab and as a way to keep your healthy muscles staying stronger for longer

  • Try these runner-specific targets: calves, ITB, piriformis, hamstrings, glutes, adductors, and quadriceps

Mile High Run Club uses TriggerPoint foam rollers available in studio pre- and post-run

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