Acute Effects of Self-Myofascial Release Using a Foam Roller on Arterial Function

  title={Acute Effects of Self-Myofascial Release Using a Foam Roller on Arterial Function},
  author={Takanobu Okamoto and Mitsuhiko Masuhara and Komei Ikuta},
  journal={Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research},
Abstract Okamoto, T, Masuhara, M, and Ikuta, K. Acute effects of self-myofascial release using a foam roller on arterial function. J Strength Cond Res 28(1): 69–73, 2014—Flexibility is associated with arterial distensibility. Many individuals involved in sport, exercise, and/or fitness perform self-myofascial release (SMR) using a foam roller, which restores muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and/or soft-tissue extensibility. However, the effect of SMR on arterial stiffness and vascular… 

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