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Icing Before or After Foam Rolling?

Not sure if this matters, but after a hard workout, should I foam roll first, or ice my muscles down first? Does it really make a difference?

I think i’d make more sense to roll first, then ice.

[quote]Liv92 wrote:
I think i’d make more sense to roll first, then ice. [/quote]

This

wasn’t icing debunked as nothing but cortisol releaser? I seem to recall something to this effect…

Yeah somewhere read it too, cant remember where. That it tricks your CNS to feel refreshed while it actually isn’t.

Can I ask why you want to ice in the first place? What goal are you tying to get with the ice?

Makes a lot more sense to foam roll before you even warm up to train - and then, if you’re going to ice at all, do it after training.

[quote]Eric Cressey wrote:
Makes a lot more sense to foam roll before you even warm up to train - and then, if you’re going to ice at all, do it after training.[/quote]

This even more!

OP, do a search, you’ll find a pretty extensive post I made in someone elses thread that might help you out with the topic.