Originally Posted by Derek Weaver
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