What to Do With
Your Foam Roller
(Now that you’re not foam rolling anymore)
Welcome back to Leap of the Week, live! This week we're looking at what to do with my foam roller (now that I'm not foam rolling anymore). Sounds like a country song, right? Now, it's not that you can't foam roll ever again anymore. Go for it – roll your heart out. But it may not be having the effect that you think it is, in terms of actually making lasting change to the tissue. On the other hand, if you enjoy it, or if it gives you some pain relief, why not?One of my favorite ways to use the foam roller is to play around with trunk stability and core strength. Here are a few ideas for you to try out! There's a ton more that you could do – tell me about yours or show me them in the comments! Thank you so much for watching, see you in two weeks, and as a reminder the early bird price for my 3 day Quantum Leap training at OM Factory NYC ends on 11/17 - click here to register: bit.ly/2y0sAdHPosted by Quantum Leap on Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Ok, so just to clarify – you can still foam roll all you want on it. Roll your heart out. Recently, more and more studies are showing that a more pliable and targeted tool will be more effective for making the kind of change to the tissues that you’re probably looking for.
However! One of my Ground Rules in Quantum Leap is “Keep Everything.” If foam rolling gives you pain relief, or you think it’s fun – go for it. There’s no reason to throw anything away – either you repurpose it, or you file it away for very specific useages.
When not being used for rolling, one of my favorite ways to use the foam roller is to work on trunk stability and core strength. I’m demonstrating a few ideas in the video – try them out, let me know what you think, and tell me about your cool innovative uses for your foam roller!
If foam rolling gives you pain relief, or you think it’s fun – go for it.