Functional Training on the Gold Coast: Warm-Ups and the Foam Roller

For many individuals the first part of their warm-up involves reaching for the foam roller! While self myofacial release is a great tool for you to loosen up, make sure you're rolling is efficient and session specific. Take a look at the day's program before you commence your warm-up and perform a short, efficient, targeted warm-up before you commence the session. Remember that foam rolling may not always be appropriate to the session - i.e. with the deadlift it is better to be a little tighter rather than releasing all the muscles of the posterior chain. 

Remember warming up is a skill - so practice makes perfect. Want some warm-up tips, come and talk to one of our RAW Iron coaches next time you're in the gym.