• The Dangerous Reason You Shouldn't Foam Roll Your Back Before Lifting Weights

    28 days ago - By PopSugar

    Incorporating a foam roller into your pre-workout stretch is a great way to release tension in tight areas , especially in your calves and glutes. But if you're warming up, particularly before a weightlifting session, you should avoid rolling out your lower back. Foam rolling increases mobility - which makes unknotting your lower body helpful for getting deep into those squats - but loosening your lower back can increase your risk for injury.
    According to Equinox personal trainer Erika Bonifacio, it's fine to roll out your thoracic spine , as it should be mobile. However, she advises...
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