Effects of myofascial release after high-intensity exercise-a randomized clinical trial

I read about thisone over at Boddicker Performance where Carson is talking about the paper regarding a trial of myofascial release vs ultra sound in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 31(3), 217-22. Whilst it was not a big sample it does give some indicators of the possible benefits to getting bodywork done after a hard training session.

One thing you don’t necessarily have to do to get the benefits the study alludes to is book an appointment afetr every training session. The results of the study do lend some credence to the anecdotal evidence of the benefits of using a foam roller after training, something I do myself, and used wisely they are a useful substitute for hands on work.