Before you take the foam roller out of the crowded corner of your fitness center for a warm-up or cooldown, you should know why you want to use the device.
It all starts with the fascia. Fascia is a connective tissue that binds and covers the muscles, much like shrink wrap. Until just a few years ago, the scientists thought that was all they could say, but they have learned that this affects the muscles' ability to contract and the movements that can coordinate them together.
Part of the wear and tear we suffer from everyday stress and aging is damage to the fascia that can lead to trigger points ̵
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