According to an article on ESPNW.com, athletes should consider incorporating self-myofascial release using self-care tools, like a foam roller, both pre- and post-workout. Why? It's an easy way to improve blood flow and increase range of motion throughout the body, enhancing
We all know how good a massage feels after an intense workout or a week of training, but not all of us have a personal masseuse on call. Instead, many athletes are taking things into their own hands.
From weekend warriors to professionals, athletes are using foam rollers, lacrosse balls and massage sticks to work out the kinks in their muscles themselves. It's a practice called self-myofascial release.