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the 56 A group was amazing as fuck
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@MGoCrimson thanks. Just since doing the PSMF for the past 6 days (cheated once..) lost 1.5 inch in the waist and seeing awesome results. Overall definition is going well, this is in the bag. Plus wife seems to like it :rolleyes:

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Does foam rolling actually do anything other than feel good? A lot of people seem to take it seriously, but is there any practical benefit to it?
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I've upgraded to a rumble roller, but myofascial release therapy is a life-saver for my hips and upper back, since I sit a lot of the day. Foam rollers aren't all that effective if you've got a specific trigger point bothering you, but for aiding general limberness, I dig 'em.
post #55370 of 57266
Yes. Foam rollers for people with little muscle, progress to harder/heavier rollers.
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

Does foam rolling actually do anything other than feel good? A lot of people seem to take it seriously, but is there any practical benefit to it?

idk but that's enough reason for me. smile.gif
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anyone have experience with quitting smoking?

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I find foam rolling (I use a spiky hard roller) painful, especially on my quads. I do get a greater sense of limberness and maybe even ROM, although it is a pain to do it every day, and I didn't get that result until doing it consistently for a couple weeks. There are a lot of proponents of foam rolling on the net, although you will find a subset of skeptical scientists who point out some of the holes in the theory.
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Does nothing for me. I need my lacrosse ball.
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

although you will find a subset of skeptical scientists who point out some of the holes in the theory.

Got any links to those? Curious, as almost every prominent personal trainer/physiotherapist I know (online and in real life) advocates for foam rolling (or SMR at least, I know some people who use a rolling pin, should be quite painful).

post #55376 of 57266
Well they are practitioners, not researchers so if the apparent prevailing scientific opinion is that it's good, they're going to advocate for it. It doesn't mean that there's no room for dissent. I does work for me tho.
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Isn't it pretty agreed on that foam rolling has positive acute effects?

I think the question is whether it by itself has any long term benefits on mobility.

 

In my experience it does give an immediate improvement, but I need to do it for at least 10-20 mins to achieve that effect. The next day I'm as stiff as before I foam rolled. I think I can contribute almost all of my improvements in mobility to simply doing compound movements correctly through good range of motion often, and this has of course partly been helped by foam rolling, dynamic and static stretching, etc. My need for mobility work drastically decreased when I increased the frequency for the lifts.

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I aint got time for all that shit mayne. 5 lift sessions a week and 2 hours of cardio.... I'm fully loaded.
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

I think I can contribute almost all of my improvements in mobility to simply doing compound movements correctly through good range of motion often, and this has of course partly been helped by foam rolling, dynamic and static stretching, etc. My need for mobility work drastically decreased when I increased the frequency for the lifts.

This, exactly this. Bar work and the classic lifts keep my mobility right where it needs to be.

I used to use almost an hour or 1.5 hours daily (including post-lifting) static stretching and foam rolling, there was no actual benefit except the fact that some static stretches just generally made me feel a bit better.
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That's a lot. It's important to maintain body-wide tension at maximum while still allowing for proper movement patterns. 

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