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The Cressey Performance Foam Roller Series

Written on July 1, 2008 at 9:52 pm, by Eric Cressey

I’ve had a few questions about specifically what we do with the foam roller with our athletes, so figured I’d just video it for you with a voice-over.

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  • Barry

    How often should one do this kind of work? How should it be integrated with weight training? In other words should it only be done on your off days, or is there an advantage to doing it right after lifting? I’m thinking of DC type extreme stretching. Perhaps there’s an added benefit to this sort of stuff appropriately timed as well.

  • Greg

    Great, thanks!

  • Kevin

    Eric, thanks much! That is a great follow-up from the book. It really helps to see someone do the drills.

  • Colin McFerran


    Great work! This brief video compliments the new book very nicely. Great to be able to see some of the warmup drills actually performed. Has helped a lot.

    Colin McFerran
    Brisbane Australia

  • Big Al

    I agree, it really helps to see this in action after having read them in your book. Nothing beats a video of someone performing the things you are trying to teach!

    Thank you!

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  • Charles Roll


    As a massage therapist, personal trainer and
    Masters athlete (shot put), this is one of the most
    valuable posts that I have seen on this site. Thanks for the excellent work.

    Charlie Roll

  • As a personal trainer, I love to see this type of content on blogs. These types of techniques are overlooked my a lot of trainers these days. Keep up the great posts.

  • Doug Parra

    Thanks for posting the video, it really helps to have visuals like this.

  • Dante

    Nice soundtrack, very John Cage-ish………

  • KC Judge

    I don’t understand why foam rolling is so heavily preached. If you have knots or tension in the body, isn’t that due to weaknesses and deficiencies? By opening up those areas aren’t we in turn creating room for instabilities? Our nervous system is obviously restricting that muscle(s) for a reason. Thoughts?

  • Neal Walther

    Eric, I know this is an old post, so I’m not sure if you’ll see this! At what age would you recommend beginning this kind of work out?


  • Eric Cressey

    Neal – fine to do some foam rolling at any age.

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