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Foam Roller Uses
« on: November 08, 2011, 12:46:23 PM »
This is geared towards runners, but the workout benefits can also help skaters.

http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=9911

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Re: Foam Roller Uses
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 03:19:32 PM »
Is that what they are for!

I thought you were supposed to stand cross-wise on them. That uses balance and core strength too.

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Re: Foam Roller Uses
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 03:21:27 PM »
I love my foam roller, can't walk without it...

If you do the IT band exercise, make sure to read the instructions, not just look at the picture.  In general, to start, you want to support some of your weight with the non-rolling foot.  Depending on the tightness of the IT band, it can be incredibly painful, and possibly unbearable to support your entire weight.

I also find it invaluable for rolling out the knots in my calves.  Also, for stretching the muscles across my chest (due to hunched shoulders).

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Re: Foam Roller Uses
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011, 05:28:20 PM »
The foam roller is one of the most useful tools for skaters.  I use it in conjunction with dynamic warmups pre-skating with my skaters.  It is great for injury prevention, to increase tissue temp. of the muscles before skating.  The ITBand is usually a problem area for skaters, so it is very beneficial! Every skater should have one.  www.performbetter.com, 6 in diameter, 3 ft. long
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