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An acute bout of self-myofascial release increases range of motion without a subsequent decrease in muscle activation or force.

J Strength Cond Res 2013 Mar;27(3):812-21.
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Foam rolling is thought to improve muscular function, performance, overuse, and joint range of motion (ROM); however, there is no empirical evidence demonstrating this. Thus, the objective o...ed after foam rolling. In conclusion, an acute bout of SMR of the quadriceps was an effective treatment to acutely enhance knee joint ROM without a concomitant deficit in muscle performance.

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