Foam Rolling Routine For Runners: Follow Along

Are you a runner and want to learn how to foam roll? Then grab your foam roller and follow along the video as we bring you through a routine designed for runners to target the muscles that need the most TLC.

What does foam rolling do?

What people say foam rolling does:
Breaks down scar tissue/adhesions
Releases knots
Stimulates blood flow
Loosen tight muscles
Self-myofascial release
Decreasing or preventing soreness
Increases performance

What does research say foam rolling does:
Research isn’t solid at this point
Need more extensive research to provide answers

What do I think foam rolling does:
Positive neurosensory effects
Pain desensitization
Increased blood flow

So what the heck does that even mean? Well, when you hit your head hard, what do you do? You rub on your head and that helps the pain. Foam rolling can work in a similar manner. I’m not saying it doesn’t do what a lot of people are saying it does but there definitely needs to be more research done before you can make some of those claims.