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Will foam rolling help my fight performance?

Foam rolling is very beneficial for combat sport performance. Applying pressure to your tight or knotted areas will allow the muscles to regain their normal lengths resulting in less hot spots, tightness, and discomfort. Once the muscles are loosened up they are able to move more freely, resulting in optimum movement performance. It is suggest that you foam roll areas of tightness or soreness prior to warming up before and after practice.

Absolutely! It will increase your flexibility greatly as well as performance. Reach will increase, as will striking will be greatly improved and kicks will be much higher.

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