The BLACKROLL products have had a huge impact on sports and physiotherapy, performing mini-miracles on tension and pain. Fascial structures are reconditioned and adhesions are smoothened through self-massage using the roller. As a result, long-lost mobility is restored a chronic pain disappears.
Very few experts are aware that the fasciae can also be trained in a similar way to muscles in order to achieve better sporting performance and to prevent injuries.
Featuring color illustrations, this guide combines functional training and fascial fitness methods to prepare the body and keep it healthy and vital in the long run. Three fascial experts with experience in sports medicine, exercise physiology, and pain therapy explain the use and benefits of BLACKROLL rollers, balls, and blocks for optimum fascial self-care. They also demonstrate how to perform a complete workout using the roller to improve balance, mobility, stability, and strength.
Various training regimes and 42 fully illustrated exercises make this book an essential guide for anyone wanting to stay active, pain-free, and flexible for a lifetime.
Intro A must read for those interested to learn more about BLACKROLL®, self-massage, fascia training, or functional training with BLACKROLL®. From therapy to sports - this book is interesting for a wide audience of movement specialists. Especially useful as a manual for those that want to start teaching others in their own studio or work as (personal) fitness trainer, movement specialist, physiotherapist, bodyworker, or related professions.
Practical use: includes instructions for 'Self Myofascial Treatment' (SMT) - learning from 3 years of BLACKROLL® Education, as well as functional training exercises and training schedules.
About the authors Marcel Andrä is a qualified sports scientist with extensive practical experience as a coach and fascial expert. The former elite athlete was introduced to "foam rolling" through American fitness pros just under ten years ago. Coaching and training people, and working with them to achieve their individual goals, are his greatest passions.
Dr. Lutz Graumann is a qualified physician in sports medicine, nutritional medicine, and chiropractic medicine, specialising in promoting and increasing individual performance. Having participated in many different research programs in the USA, Canada, and Europe, he is considered a recognised expert in performance medicine and functional training. More information: www.quest-vitality.com
Dr. rer. nat. Torsten Pfitzer is a therapist specialising in back pain, as well as an alternative practitioner and pharmacist with his own practice in Munich, Germany. He has completed numerous courses in myofascial kinematics, osteopathy, nutritional therapy, and psycho-emotional kinesiology, and strives to causatively and permanently free his patients from pain by adopting a four-pillar approach. More information: www.DrPfitzer.de