Take this article with a grain of salt. Having said that, we see many of you foam rolling too much and poorly. Did you know that the foam roller is actually a Pilates tool and has nothing to do with rolling on it?
Couple of thing to remember:
Never roll away from your heart – super dangerous. For example legs – you should always lightly roll towards your buttocks, not away from them. If you push it down towards your feet, you are pushing on veins towards your feet. Not a good idea
Use Light pressure
Do not foam roll your lower back. Every time I see that, it makes me cringe.
Stretch, mobilize and activate opposite muscles of the ones you find tight!
Drink lots of water and take magnesium to help with muscle tension.
4 x 8 work at 75% of 1 RM
4 Rounds for time of:
16 Burpee box jump-overs
16 thrusters 95/65