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Foam rolling

OMG, I thought you guys were exaggerating what it was like, but here I am, lying on the ground, moaning and in pain, trying to work out these points of tightness that I didn't even know I had. Who would have thought my glutes would hurt so much??

Question- do you keep rolling out the same spot until it loosens up and doesn't hurt anymore? Or just for a few minutes at a time, regardless of whether or not it is still tender? Does it get better?? If I use it every day, will it not hurt so much? I thought I had been stretching "okay" but knew I needed to step it up. But wow, this was an eye opener! I am TIGHT! 


Re: Foam rolling

  • I do it until it loosens up. It does get better if you do it daily. My IT band makes me moan and pant and curse until about the 4th day of consistent rolling. 
  • When you hit a sore spot (in the begining, that will probably be your entire body), pause and try to relax down into the roll and hold it.  Around 30 seconds or so, the muscle will bgin to relax a little. This is like the myofascial release technique that you get during PT or a sports massage.

    And it gets better; the more you roll, the sooner your muscles will relax during the rolling. 

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