So I was thinking the other day I really should get back into some foam rolling, but when I stopped to ask myself why I couldn’t actually think of a good reason!
I “think” I used to feel better when I did it, but in fact I haven’t noticed any difference whatsoever since I stopped doing it (much like when I stopped taking creatine and stopped doing pre or post workout stretching). I don’t feel stiffer or tighter and I don’t feel riddled with knots and trigger points as a result either.
I thought I’d look up some research on the subject, but frankly there just isn’t that much.
So my question is how is it working out for you and do you have any tangible evidence that it’s doing you good (preferably not just I “feel” better, but “I used to tear my hamstring every week, but since I’ve been foam rolling”…etc) or is this the weightlifting equivalent of homeopathy and we’ve been suckered in?
Jeez!! all those agonising minutes I spent rolling my IT bands!