The ultimate 'one stop' guide to using foam rollers. A relative newcomer to the fitness scene, lots of us don't know how to use foam rollers effectively as part of an exercise or training routine.
Originally used only by physiotherapists and exercise therapists, this 'new' piece of kit has become a mainstay of workouts. Foam rollers work by releasing muscle tension to relieve pain, aid injury recovery and improve flexibility--all through massaging and manipulating muscles.
Practical and easily accessible, Total Foam Rolling Techniques is perfect for the fitness enthusiast or fitness professional who wants to lightly improve their knowledge and heavily improve the range of exercises they can use in their training. Tried and tested exercises are accompanied by clear photos and illustrations.
This book is brimming with ideas for using foam rollers not just in the gym, but at home too. Packed with clear and easy to use exercises, this how-to reference book also provides adaptations of basic and advanced workouts, making it ideal for anyone who wants to get the most out of their fitness gear.
- Each exercise idea is organized by fitness level and includes follow-up and extension ideas.
- Written in a jargon-free and concise style, this book is light on the science and background, heavy on practicality.
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Steve Barrett is a well respected personal trainer, industry presenter and leading fitness brand consultant. He has worked in the fitness industry for over 20 years.
Table of Contents
Disclaimer and advisory 4
1 the basics of exercising with a foam roller
What is foam rolling? 8
The S.A.F.E. trainer system (Simple, Achievable, Functional Exercise) 15
How to use this book 19
Finding your starting point 25
Assess, don't guess 27
Fascia - the unsung hero 34
Foam rolling to wipe away pain and unlock performance 36
First you need to find your hot spots and erase pain with micro rolls 39
Invest time to mobilise and massage with micro and macro rolls 41
Monitor and maintain 42
2 the portfolio of moves
Which moves should I do? 43
Erase pain moves 47
Invest time to mobilise 57
Monitor and maintain (mostly macro) 83
Don't waste your time 104
3 foam roller workout
Targeted and total sessions 110
Invest and mobilise - total sessions 113
Monitorand maintain 118
And finally… 123
Fitness glossary 125
About the author 140