Posted on June 08 2015
Think, “The poor man’s massage.”
SMR is often recommended before stretching since breaking up knots may help the body lengthen more during activities, thus potentially improving flexibility. However, you can use it before or after exercise for maximum benefit.
Try It Out
- Using a foam roller, find a tender spot by rolling a body part on it, such as your leg. As you roll, you will feel an area that is sorer than the rest.
- Stop there and slowly start applying pressure on it. You should breathe deeply and try to focus on the spot for about 20-30 seconds.
Afterwards, continue rolling until you find the next tender spot and repeat.