The Best Way to Relax Tight Hamstrings Isn’t to Stretch

Are your hamstrings perpetually wound restricted like coils? Athletics physiologists at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse have the cure for restricted hamstrings: Foam rolling three periods a week for 3×20 seconds for each leg drastically improved flexibility without having cutting down athletic functionality.

Distinction that with static stretching, which “is like ripping Velcro apart,” states research creator John P. Porcari, Ph.D. “You can harm cross bridges in muscle mass fibers that allow for them to agreement and crank out power.”

To effectively roll out, “slowly do the job the total duration of the muscle mass, exerting as a lot power as you can tolerate it generates friction, which builds heat, building the muscle mass much more pliable.”

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