Pipes of Pain

Regeneration: SMR

Regeneration or recovery techniques are often the most neglected in training programs. People of ten think the more exercise the better! Well this is not true especially if you are not recovering well. I have everyone I work with use SMR (self-myofascial release) to help the tissue quality of not just muscles but the overlying fascia which is the tissue that wraps us all together. If it hurts when you “foam roll” then that’s a sign you need to work on it some more. Foam rolling helps in restoring the natural quality of the tissue to allow it to contract more effectively. There are adhesions that develop as a result of use or overuse of certain muscle groups, this happens whether you exercise or not since every movement contributes to the build-up of adhesions if it’s not taken care of.

Bottom line, foam roll, before activity until the tissue quality improves then after a workout your body is most responsive and it’s also great on rest days. Below are some exercises to try, just click on the pic:


About MaxOut Performance Fitness
Sergio Maldonado is a Sports Performance and Fitness Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. He strives to be the best at what he does through training, professional development courses, and practice. The purpose of this blog is to get out some of the knowledge that he obtains to better help others in their pursuits towards fitness and a better life.

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