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Eric Egan 07-26-2010 06:54 PM

foam rolling
 
Ive been foam rolling almost constently whenever I am home and I feel great!the question I have though is it possable to over do it on foam rolling?if so,how much is to much?

Steven Low 07-26-2010 10:09 PM

If you're constantly sore then it's probably not good.

As long as you're feeling good I'd keep doing it... and maybe even more often.

You might be ready to move onto better things though. Such as lacrosse balling... or golf balling if you're masochistic. :)

Chris Forbis 07-27-2010 04:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steven Low (Post 78742)
You might be ready to move onto better things though. Such as lacrosse balling... or golf balling...

... or PVC piping.

Allen Yeh 07-27-2010 05:36 AM

Don't forget to static stretch after foam rolling....

Eric Egan 07-27-2010 05:08 PM

Im not contently sore,I just got the foam roller so its a new toy.Ill have to try out the golf ball and all the other ideas.thanks for your replies I will also start stretching after rolling.

Derek Weaver 07-27-2010 06:12 PM

I actually think that you can get too much foam rolling.

I've noticed that when I roll for excessive amounts of time that I feel kind of lethargic in the muscles if that makes sense. If I'm all triggered up though, the lacrosse ball, Stick, and foam roller get brought out for as long as it takes.

Steven Low 07-27-2010 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Derek Weaver (Post 78782)
I actually think that you can get too much foam rolling.

I've noticed that when I roll for excessive amounts of time that I feel kind of lethargic in the muscles if that makes sense. If I'm all triggered up though, the lacrosse ball, Stick, and foam roller get brought out for as long as it takes.

Well, the muscles do get tired being that they are put under pressure (blood forced out) and become hypoxic. Hypoxic muscles are tired muscles.

Also, it could have to do with shutting down reflex chains or overactive sympathetic system.... massage (all variations) are highly "relaxing" and stimulate parasymathetic dominance.

Either way the first one is good for stretching out aftewards, and the latter is good in general


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