Before I tell you about the first time I felt tight muscles restricting motion, I’d first like to let you in on something a new client mentioned the other day. As I was going through the process of addressing an under-performing muscle in his back, he said, “A foam roller isn’t capable of reaching those muscles. I know that!”
No matter how much your mind leans towards thinking that stretching is necessary, the reality is, it just isn’t capable of doing much in the way of preventing an injury or improving performance.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stretch. What’s more important is, how and when you choose to stretch.