From time to time we all like to get into the gym for a good, old-fashioned max out day but having tight muscles can restrict you from lifting to your full capacity. One of the most effective ways to go about loosening up your muscles is through effective foam rolling. Foam rolling lengthens your muscles while breaking up adhesions and scar tissue. Another benefit foam rolling provides is that it helps your muscles relax by activating the sensory receptors connecting your muscle fibers to your tendons. Resulting in improved blood circulation, which leads to speedier recovery time as well as improved performance. Still not convinced on the benefits that can come from foam rolling? Grab a foam roller, take a look at Elliot Hulse demonstrating how to foam roll when preparing for a heavy squat day in the video below and give it a try!
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