10 training tips from a running coach.
If you're a runner, then a foam roller should be your new best friend. The repetitive stress of running can cause tight muscles. Left untreated, tight, overactive muscles can cause muscle imbalances, poor posture, improper movement and ultimately injury.
Foam rolling, known as self-myofascial release, is a technique that uses gentle pressure to break up the knots within the muscle and helps release muscular tension or tightness. Foam rolling is a form of self massage.
Why do runners need to foam roll?
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Congratulations! You made the very smart decision to improve your health, your body and your mind by beginning a new training plan. You found an exercise you think you will enjoy and you're excited, motivated and ready to jump in! But before you begin your new program, there are few things to consider. Here are my five best fitness training tips for beginners (and good reminders for the more experienced).