One part of the body that is open to debate when talking foam rolling is the iliotibial band (IT band). Should you foam roller your IT band and if so why?
Ruth has written a blog for Human Kinetics, giving us expert insight into myofascial release, with an explanation of how it works.
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This book helps students of Personal Training understand how the body works and responds to exercise
….goes beyond simply suggesting exercises by placing you on the bike and into the throes of competition. Illustrations of the active muscles involved in cornering, climbing, descending and sprinting show you how the exercises are fundamentally linked to cycling performance.
Lead researcher Avril Polo said “I was astounded when quite a high percentage of the study group first reported what appeared to be a further two pairs of muscles developing in the rectus abdominus.”