Also known as Self-Myofascial Release, SMR is a type of mobility exercise to improve your training efforts. Used pre-training, SMR improves mobility and soft-tissue extensibility which allows your body to move more efficiently, improve performance and decrease your risk of injury. RUMBLE ROLLERS and BEASTIE BALLS are perfect SMR tools to work muscles before you train and also post-training to aid in recovery. Mechanically, tissue and fluids of the body can be physically altered through pressure, tension and load. Sensory receptors found in the skin, fascia, muscles, tendons and joints respond to different stimulus, at different rates, to influence tissue and sensory perception.
By choosing the perfect combination of tool firmness, length of time to massage an area plus surface pressure, support and speed, an ideal SMR experience can be tailored to the individual.