27 Feb '16, 3pm

Can foam rolling give you a mental boost?

“At the end of the day, I pull my foam roller out when I’m watching TV with my husband,” says Sodaro, 27, who trains with Furman Elite in Greenville, South Carolina, and has a PR of 32:05 for 10,000 meters. “I can spend time with him and we can unwind. It’s a nice opportunity to multitask a little bit and to end my training day.” Self-myofascial release—the technical term for techniques like foam rolling and the use of stick-like self-massagers—seems to improve range of motion, ease soreness, and enhance recovery, according to recent research reviews in Current Sports Medicine Reports and the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies . Many runners also find the tools calm their minds and give them a powerful sense of control over their health and recovery. Ultimately, these positive mental states often translate into improved performances. “When we feel better, we do bette...

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