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For today's #TuesdayTidbit - let's talk about foam rolling. Do you roll? I do, but not as consistent as I probably should. But I know personally when I make a habit of foam rolling, I recovery a lot faster than when I don't. Pretty much it's self massage or a self-myofascial release (SMR). And for me it works wonders.
Here is a video series from Runner's World to learn how to efficiently use a foam roller.
In addition to a foam roller, I also use a marathon stick.
If you've never tried foam rolling or using a marathon stick, I encourage you to give it a try. And of course listen to your body! Foam rolling isn't always pleasant, at times it's painful. But if you feel intense pain or feel worse after foam rolling, then of course stop and don't continue rolling that particular area.