Foam rolling and its effect on the body

Foam rolling. It's a particular favourite for some and a mystery to others. We know that it's effective but why?
This article from Strength & Conditioning Research goes some way to explaining some of the mechanisms and outcomes of rolling and although a bit wordy, is worth working through.
If you want to save time, sim through the conclusion paragraphs.

http://www.strengthandconditioningresearch.com/foam-rolling-self-myofasc...

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