Why is rolling the front of the Quadriceps especially painful
The pain in your Quadriceps may or may not be caused from the foam roller.
There are three key indicators for why foam rolling the Quadriceps can feel so painful.
Twist, Pop & Pinch
Your Quads are made up of hundreds of tiny little muscle fibers. The Quads have a high volume of both Low Type 1 fibers and High Type 2 fibers. As these fibers pass over the surface of a flat foam roller they twist, pop, and move in many unguided directions. This is one possible source of unnecessary pain. However, with the advancements provided by Rollga, a contoured foam roller like this allows your muscle fibers to be guided through the roller for more comfort and less twisting and popping.
Unhealthy Fascial Adhesions
Another source of your pain comes from the fascial adhesions. Our entire body is connected by fascia tissue. With the aging process, our fascia stiffens, becomes unhealthy, and adheres to various parts of the body and restricts our range of motion. As we break down these unnecessary fascial adhesions, we may feel pain, however, it should be a “feel-good” pain. If it is a fiery burn, likely you are pinching a nerve and should seek professional help to guide you on your positioning and technique.
You may also be rolling on the bone or the joint. Flat rollers also force you to get into weird and awkward positions to avoid pinching tissue between the bones. Flat rollers also may leave unwanted bruises on the hips or near joints. This is because there is not a variation of pressure being applied. With the help of a foam roller that has grooves cut into it, you will better be able to avoid such bone structures and joints altogether, while still effectively connecting with the fascia tissue.
Advances In Foam Rolling Continue To Improve
Myofascial Release Tools have come a long way, and technology continues to improve to make your foam rolling experience more comfortable.
So which Rollga would you recommend for my Quadriceps?
If you are going to use your Rollga mainly for the legs, consider a Rollga that is higher on the density chart. In other words, you a want a hard foam roller to aggressively work that deep tissue. But if you are nervous about feeling any pain at all, you will want to consider the Rollga Dynasty. This is the most versatile Rollga and has the highest satisfaction rating among all the consumers.
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