Benefits of Self-Myofacial Release

Research supports foam rolling for improved health and fitness. Self-myofacial release (SMR) has been a buzzword in the fitness industry for about a decade now, and for good reason. An acute bout of SMR on the quadriceps muscles enhances knee-joint rage of motion with a concomitant deficit in muscle performance.

According to one study, SMR is a valuable tool for preparing a competitive or recreational athlete for exercise and offers increased strength and jumping ability.

Finally, foam rolling reduces arterial stiffness and improves vascular endothelial function.

Resource: IDEA Fitness

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