staging

10 Self-Myofascial Release Exercises for Runners

Runners should complete self-myofascial release using a foam roller or lacrosse ball to keep their structural integrity intact. Massaging overactive soft tissue will reduce any inflammation in your muscles and fascial system, or the sheath that surrounds your muscles.

Spend 5 to 10 minutes before your run, then 5 to 10 minutes after your run executing the following exercises three to four times a week for 30 seconds to 2 minutes per area.

Discuss This Article

Get ACTIVE on the Go

Couch to 5K®
Couch to 5K®

Couch to 5K®

The best way to get new runners off the couch and across the finish line of their first 5K.

Available for iOS | Android

Connect With Us