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Master of Science (MS)
Department of Kinesiology
PURPOSE: Foam rollers are commonly used by athletes, trainers, and therapists to accelerate muscle recovery. The current research suggests foam rolling (FR) may be beneficial in reducing muscle soreness. The objectives of this study were to determine the effect of foam rolling duration on muscle soreness and muscle function (isokinetic leg strength and muscle fatigability). METHODS: Sixteen males (age: 21.8 ± 2.5 yrs, height: 180.8 ± 8.3cm, weight: 82.5 ± 9.6kg) performed 10 sets of 10 reps at 60% 1-RM on a seated leg press machine to induce muscle soreness. For each participant, one leg received no foam rolling treatment; CON (n=16) while the other leg received either 3 minutes (n=8) or 9 minutes of foam rolling; FR (n=8). Changes in muscle soreness and muscle function were evaluated over four consecutive days. Three different 2-way ANOVA with repeated measures were used to determine treatment differences over time at a significance of p
Lam Ting Luk, Vincent, "The Effect of Duration of Foam Rolling on Muscle Recovery" (2018). Masters Theses. 584.