Foam rolling, a form of self-myofascial release (SMR), hit the mainstream almost 15 years ago and is continuing to increase in popularity. While there are several ways to measure these popularity trends, an interesting approach is to look at the attention foam rolling is getting from the scientific community
See how foam rolling plus a dynamic warm-up affected performance testing results in college athletes.
See how research on foam rolling after an intense strength training session aided in reducing DOMS and improving exercise recovery.
Research in Review: Impact of core stability exercises plus myofascial trigger point application on dynamic balance.
See how research on core stability exercise plus myofascial trigger point therapy improved dynamic balance for patients with low back pain.
Stretching and flexibility training have undergone dramatic changes in the fitness and sports training realm. Over the last ten to fifteen years more research has been published and subsequently applied to fitness and conditioning programs. Previously, the benefits of stretching were based on perceived notions (Bracko, 2002), whereas now there