Everyone knows about foam rolling these days—it’s so popular, it’s showing up in the swim community, too. Why? Competitive swimming requires swimmers to train or compete on consecutive days, often under conditions of fatigue. This impacts a swimmer's ability to train hard or compete. Plus, it doesn't matter how strong and powerful a swimmer you are—if you don't have good range of motion in your joints and muscle flexibility, it’s harder to achieve a streamlined position in the water. Using the TRX Rocker and other self-myofascial release tools could be an effective method for optimising training efforts.
As you keep training every day, you might find that your fitness goals are changing, or that what was once challenging to do, is a whole lot easier to accomplish! From trying to hold your plank a little longer, to beating Jay Brockway at the TRX Handstand Push-Up Challenge, no goal is too far-fetched, and no goal is too small.
You probably have a foam roller somewhere in your home. You likely have the best intentions of using it someday. Maybe you’ve even packed it along for a vacation. (Travel is a time to reset, right?) But time after time, you’ve skipped foam rolling. There’s always a reason. It’s difficult. It’s uncomfortable. It’s confusing. It’s time to make that foam roller—and all the excuses surrounding it—a part of your past. The 2010s were your decade of avoidance. The 2020s are the decade for embracing a new kind of wellness routine: rocking.