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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:44 pm 
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Hey guys,

I know foam rolling/SMR is something of on-going debate so I hate to bring it up on everyone's mind this close to the holidays. I always seem to get good advice through this forum when I need it and since I can't find any information to answer my question, I came here. I've had tight muscles recently and I've been feeling pretty uncomfortable so I thought I would do some foam rolling and a bit of stretching so I can start to feel a bit more limber again. I read somewhere that foam rolling 'should not be performed in the same way as you stretch', even though foam rolling is a type of stretch. What I think was being said is that you can do a full-body stretch and feel a little more flexible afterwards and a lot more relaxed as well. Whereas, for foam rolling you should only work the muscle adhesions (knots) or risk working muscles that are health, impeding any healthy benefits in the first place. Do I have that right? Is it ok to foam roll just for a "feel-good" effect? Thanks for everything!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:27 pm 
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I'm not an expert on foam rolling but do use it to work my muscles. I don't do it everyday but whenever I'm feeling tight or there's some muscle soreness not even from working out I use it. They are great and do work things out nice. I don't see how using it to just massage a muscle would be harmful though. It'll work the lactic acid out and just massage the muslce. I don't see it as any different than the pros who get massages.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:00 pm 
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Somedudeathome wrote:
I'm not an expert on foam rolling but do use it to work my muscles. I don't do it everyday but whenever I'm feeling tight or there's some muscle soreness not even from working out I use it. They are great and do work things out nice. I don't see how using it to just massage a muscle would be harmful though. It'll work the lactic acid out and just massage the muslce. I don't see it as any different than the pros who get massages.


Thanks for the response. I don't think it's an issue either. No harm in asking what others think.


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