Foam roller self-treatment holds much promise as a pre-workout preparation to improve joint range of movement without risk of reducing strength or performance as has been associated with more traditional static stretching based warm ups.
With great potential for the management and improvement of your short term recovery and with some potential longer term cardiovascular health benefits too, foam rollering is certainly a self-treatment & management method worth investigating.
This 22 page guide is not intended to explore the science. There are some great articles out there that do a fantastic job of mulling over the pro’s, con’s and possible ‘reasons why’. That’s why we have skipped the fine details and gone straight into the self help guide, detailing all the most common and some not-so-common exercises.