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I've gotten a foam roller, and I really like it, but I'm not sure <b>when</b> I'm supposed to be using it.<br><br>
Can you use it right before a run? Right after?<br><br>
Or should you use at other times instead?
 

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I love my foam roller, and bought it at a Relax the Back store.<br><br>
I don't use mine before a run, but afterwards. I'm not sure if it would actually be bad to use it beforehand, but I do think you'll get better results if you use it when your muscles are already a bit warm. And I miss my foam roller! I could SO use it up here -- my hamstring would not budge on Friday afternoon while skiing. Try turning on that.
 

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I think I bought mine at <a href="http://www.zombierunners.com" target="_blank">www.zombierunners.com</a>.<br><br>
I've been wanting to use it post-run, but I was a little nervous that it damage something. Good to know that it's a-ok to use it then.
 

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Follow-up question: does anyone roll their shins? HOW? It's all bony and it hurts.
 

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I do not roll my shins, but i roll everything from my butt to my hip to my ITB to my calfs to my back <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I use it prior to runs to help stretch out and then whenever i think about it otherwise <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> [/i]
 

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I try to use mine after I'm warmed up, but anytime is better than no time. You can roll the shins but it's hard to get a lot of pressure and you aren't supposed to roll right on the bone. You roll just off to the side of the bone.
 
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