Running Injury Prevention: Part 5 – Get the Most Out of Your Foam Roller!

This is the technique I use before I run:

  1. Place the foam roller under whatever body part is feeling sore/tight/achy
  2. Try and leverage yourself so you can apply as much downward pressure as possible
  3. Apply and hold pressure to tender areas for 12-20 seconds and then slowly roll the area side to side
  4. Slowly roll upward or downward until you find another tender area and then apply the same technique

I hope you find this technique to be as helpful as I do!