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Foaming For More Volume

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interset foam rolling benefits

More on more mechanical loading in a session. Hot off the press is this open access article by Santana et al. (2021)who found that foam rolling between sets increased total training volume of a leg extension exercise. They compared agonist foam rolling (AFR), antagonist (ANTFR), combined agonist and antagonist (A/ANTFR) with a traditional control (TP).

The differences in total volume as measured in total kg lifted can be seen on the slide alongside the percent differences and effects sizes compared to the TP. All foam interventions were significantly (p < 0.05) greater than the control. Less muscle soreness and greater fatigue resistance were also noted.

I have always liked trying to get more into a session. Are you seeing any other benefits, or pitfalls with this interset intervention?