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Can Foam Rollers Improve Performance?

By Laird Harrison

Last year I flunked a test at a health club. I was meeting with the owner about working there as a personal trainer. She wanted to get a taste of my style, so she pretended to be a client and I pretended to be her trainer. For warm up, I prescribed some dynamic stretches and a fast walk on the treadmill.

“Foam rollers!” She pointed at the brightly colored cylinders piled in a corner of the room. “You should always start your clients out on foam rollers.” Continue reading Can Foam Rollers Improve Performance?