I have been running for about 5 years now. Not marathon distances (in fact, anything more tha 5 miles and I really have to watch it) but enough to cause discomfort in my knee. It would swell and I would get horrible shin splints and foot injuries. I felt like a wuss.
When I became a trainer, I learned about a form of deep tissue massage called Self-Myofascial Release (SMR). This tool employs the use of a foam roll to break up adhesions (scar tissue) in the affected and surrounding areas. So, I started to roll and I noticed a HUGE difference!!
I even got some of the members of my Hood to Coast team to give it a shot- Big Hit!
Using a foam roller after a run or intense weight workout can make a big difference, especially when rolling your quads and calves.
To get more tips on how and what to roll, click here and check out this website!