Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’
Foam rolling is all the rage — with good reason. In a recent study published in the Journal of Athletic
Training, researchers had subjects do 10 sets of 10 back squats, purposely causing exhaustion and resultant delayed onset muscle soreness. Subjects who used the foam roller for the next three days felt and performed better on subsequent sprinting, power and dynamic strength-endurance tests, and they were able to perform the same number of squats 48 hours post-exercise. The control group, however, needed another full day to recover. Go to Page 22 for more on the latest in foam-rolling research!