Safer Exercise Approaches: Using Rollers Before And After Running Really Helps

Hi folks,

I’m slowly getting back into shape, after floundering around without a coach for several months. Floundering? Like the fish?

I really like this kit, so I couldn't resist using their picture (no, they aren't paying me to do this!). From:

Anyway, flounder or octopus, I was getting nowhere, which is surprising considering how long I have been training. Even coaches have to have coaches if they are still competing, so I certainly need one. Today I was finishing an important workout pair from my coach,¬†Chris, a few days late due to a mild flu over the weekend. This comprised a 50+mile ‘hold your heart rate steady for three hours’ bike ride one day, followed the next day by a steady 75-minute run with some technical pickups. Of course, after yesterdays ride my legs were a little stiff and sore, but I recalled my son, Nick, reminding me to roll tight muscles before and after the run. He said, “It really works Dad.”

So I did, and it did. You should give it a try.

-k Your Medical Mind


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Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.