The technique is called myofascial release.
Here is an NASM article with photographs for variations on roller use for various muscle groups.
You can find a foam roller by doing a google search on the terms:
myofacial release and foam roller
Many retail sources sell these rollers. Get one that at least 6" x 36" (long) and has a firm core (the soft foam ones wear down and are useless after a while).
Perfect. This is exactly what I'm looking for.
I'm assuming I'll want a full round roller? Also, how do you tell if it has a firm core, or soft? This website doesn't say: http://www.power-systems.com/nav/clo...oam/Rollers/6#
yes, you want a full round one. the half ones are used for exericses like split squats and single leg stuff...balance training....proprioceptive bull shit.
it will say if it is re-enforced. the more expensive one is the re-enforced one.
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I actually prefer the 12" long roller, it is easier to do unilateral work with the shorter ones.
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Originally Posted by Dale Mabry I actually prefer the 12" long roller I knew it
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I bet you will be getting infractions for this, son.
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Originally Posted by Tatyana I thought this was going to be some sort of competition tan preparation thread.
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Originally Posted by Dale Mabry I bet you will be getting infractions for this, son. How do i tell?
This a good article complete with descriptions and pics: http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=475832
I'm getting frustrated.
I do not see a single picture where the foam roller is used on the lower back on the erector spinae. I figured this would be the MOSt important area you could possibly foam roll.
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thoracolumbar fascia, dylan.
Excellent resource for learning how to to use your foam roller:
See this website for details.