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Complete Guide to Foam Rolling

Complete Guide to Foam Rolling

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    Complete Guide to Foam Rolling is your answer to moving better, feeling better, and improving your performance. Foam rolling before, during, or after a workout can get blood flowing, allowing muscles to work more efficiently, and initiate the recovery process to reduce soreness.

    Backed by scientific research, Complete Guide to Foam Rolling provides step-by-step instructions for 27 of the most effective foam rolling techniques for muscle preparation and recovery. Reduce pain and restore function with therapeutic movements that help rehabilitate your body and reduce the risk of injury. Learn to breathe, relax, and roll through tight spots as part of your warm-up, flexibility work, and recovery. Then adapt any of the ready-to-use protocols or create a customized program to address specific problem areas well as your overall muscle and nervous system needs.

    You'll learn the difference between various types of rolling equipment and how to choose which is right for your individual needs. Special tips throughout the text provide further advice to help you prevent injury to muscles and joints.

    Invest in your training success by applying these proven self-massage techniques. Complete Guide to Foam Rolling is your path to better overall performance.

    Audience

    Exercise and fitness enthusiasts looking for alternatives or complements to traditional stretching as a way to prepare for and recover from a workout; personal trainers and strength coaches who wish to use these techniques with their clients.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Foundations

    Chapter 1. Science of Foam Rolling

    Chapter 2. Benefits of Foam Rolling

    Chapter 3. Foam Rolling Safety

    Chapter 4. Foam Rolling Equipment

    Part II. Techniques

    Chapter 5. Foot and Lower Leg

    Chapter 6. Upper Leg

    Chapter 7. Hips

    Chapter 8. Chest and Upper Back

    Chapter 9. Shoulders and Arms

    Part III. Programming

    Chapter 10. Full-Body Assessment

    Chapter 11. Warm-Up

    Chapter 12. Flexibility

    Chapter 13. Recovery

    Chapter 14. Rehabilitation

    About the Author

    Kyle Stull is the senior master trainer and senior manager of research and program design for TriggerPoint, a division of Implus LLC. TriggerPoint is the creator of the GRID Foam Roller and Myofascial Compression Techniques. For the past 13 years, TriggerPoint has helped establish foam rolling as an industry and has advanced the practice forward.

    In his position, Stull collaborates with leading universities and industry professionals, conducting research and creating evidence support for materials used for instruction. Since 2010 he has also been a faculty instructor with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, where he teaches fitness and corrective exercise workshops and contributes content for various journals and articles.

    Stull has a doctorate in health sciences, a master's degree in rehabilitation, and a bachelor's degree in sport management. He is a licensed massage therapist, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, and holds NASM-CPT and NASM-CES certifications, with more than 14 years of experience in personal training, corrective exercise, and manual therapy.

    As a member of the Fascia Research Society and the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine, Kyle is committed to being at the forefront of industry developments and maintaining the highest standards in his practice by incorporating the latest research into his work.