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Keen for some input into routines or links for rolling various parts out. Especially legs, hope and back. @maccaz what was your go to for your rehab/prehab?

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im def far from an expert on this topic, only learning bits and pieces out of necessity.

 

recently ive been hearing a lot that research says foam rolling does nothing. i havent looked deep into this though.

 

i use a hard ball and roll into sore spots in my glutes and quads + i spend time outside of gym stretching, rather than just pre workout.

 

id recommend watching some youtube videos on your problem areas by the following guys

the muscle doctor - jordan shallow

kelly starrett

 

and go from there

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Cheers mate, anything helps. I'm pretty limited in knowledge here too but always keen to learn.

Mostly round my scapula area on my butchered side and the ITB.

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I get achy knees from time to time, and quad stretching and foam rolling helps massively. I can't attribute the fix solely to foam rolling, but the combination of the two certainly works.

 

Having said that, I have found a lot of foam rollers in gyms to be so soft they're basically useless. Like Maccaz, I use a hard medicine ball, which also concentrates the pressure in one spot more than a roller.

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If using a cricket ball on a trigger point elicits a bunch of spasms, that's kinda bad.  It means enough pressure is being applied to damage fibres, or the spasms themselves cause the damage.  I forget which.

 

Got schooled this week after thinking it was a good thing for ages.

 

Foam rolling through the thoracic region feels pretty good and I haven't heard of it being contra-indicated.  Yet.

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