I've been foam rolling alot lately and got frickin spine pain from it. Does foam rolling weakening muscles?
Don't roll on the bones. You're supposed to be rolling the muscles in your back... not the spine. If you are rolling your spine, you have a great chance of actually herniating a disc. Roll the obliques and the glutes.
No it doesn't weaken muscles.
And like others said you shouldnt be rolling on the bones. Not only is it dangerous but there's no benefit at all. If you have a tight back area use a lacrosse ball or tennis ball to roll pinpoint locations.
What the fuck, you're not supposed to foam roll your back? Seriously I thought that was 90% of the point
It'll never be completely painless. You just get used to it.
>mfw rolling my IT band
W-what... Anon I've had really bad lower back pain and foam rolling it has helped significant. Of course I don't put the whole weight on it, I support myself by putting most of the weight on my elbows
I foam roll throughout the day, or when I wake up and usually again when I'm about to go to sleep. I have really bad lower back pain because it's always tight/tense but foam rolling has helped significantly
i foam roll my glutes, IT band, and hips before I squat and it improves flexibility a shitload.
from what i understand it's useful for mobility in general, so doing it for mobility improvement before the movements you have trouble with is good, but doing it afterwards can help as well, just like static stretching.
I've tried foam rollers a few times. Every time I do I end up feeling crippled the next day. I think maybe these stupid-ass foam rollers are sized for skinny little cardio bunnies or something, but I've never seen any that are larger than 6" in diameter, I think I need something more like 12" in diameter.
Are you anons sure you cant roll your back? In this Jesse Norris vid he clearly rolls his back.
Anybody know the name of the handheld roller thing is called? Kinda like a foam roller but a lot thinner and with handles, looks like an ab wheel without the wheel.
Brett Gibbs uses it in a few of his vids.