fluid dynamics

Institute of Motion Forums General fluid dynamics

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      Janna Coleman

        Just wanted to double check if it was just “compression” in nature while using the foam roll for addressing fluid dynamics.  I happen to have a vibration roller but am curious if it is the same technique for a traditional roller…do we not move our body at all on it or do we move X amount?

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        Derrick Price

          Hey Janna, there are many techniques housed within foam rolling, each creating a slightly different effect. Compression is one that can help improve fluid dynamics and neural sensitivity. Adding Vibration causes micro-contractions to occur local to the Vibration which enhances fluid dynamics in a more passive manner (let the vibration do all of the work, no need to roll up and down!).

          If using a Vibrating Roller, I’m a fan of spending 1-2 minutes on a muscle, adjusting where the roller is placed in a certain area every 20-30s.  For example I might spend 30s each on the Achilles, the medial Belly of the gastroc, the lateral Belly, and behind the knee where the gastroc and hamstrings intersect. If I’m time starved, I might just pick my most problematic area.

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