Dispelling Common Internet Myths: Icing, Foam Rolling, and Static Stretching

On this episode of the #AskMikeReinold show we talk about common internet myths regarding icing, foam rolling, and static stretching. Careful what you read, the internet is filled with sensationalized information! To view more episodes, subscribe, and ask your questions, go to https://mikereinold.com/askmikereinold.


#AskMikeReinold Episode 27: Dispelling Common Internet Myths: Icing, Foam Rolling, and Static Stretching


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7 replies
  1. Lars Petersen
    Lars Petersen says:

    Loved this episode. I did a lit review of icing in PT school and found this Cochrane review interesting. I tend to let people ice if they have a preference for it but don’t necessarily push them towards it. In addition there is the Journal of Strength and Conditioning article that showed icing post workout decreased muscle hypertrophy over the long term (similar to NSAIDs). Would love to get your opinion on those!

  2. Lauren Eden
    Lauren Eden says:

    You mentioned something about Chris B and how he has an awesome review of the current information? I’m just trying to look up that information and I can not make out clearly what his last name is. Can someone clarify? Thank you.

  3. Jukka
    Jukka says:

    Hi and thanks for a really good podcast!

    You mentioned about foam rolling that there’s plenty of evidence showing
    it’s benefits in regards to recovery and that you feel better after it.
    We recently did a search on the evidence (on PubMed) about foam rolling
    and were surprised to find a very small amount of studies
    done on it. Also, we were unable to find any studies done of foam
    rolling, self-myofascial release etc… making you less painful, feel
    better or recover better. Or, actually, there was one that stated you might feel
    like that you have recovered better but there’s no markers or anything
    to back it up. In general, compared to the popularity of foam rolling,
    there is very little facts known and a whole lot of fiction and untested
    (or even impossible) theories surrounding it.
    So my question now is, that did we miss some crucial bits of peer-reviewed papers on the effectiveness of foam rolling on pain and recovery??

  4. John Hoadley
    John Hoadley says:

    Hey Guys, you mentioned static stretching. What do you think about static stretching before training in say a situation like dance, gymnastics or martial arts. It has been done that way for years. Especially in traditional martial arts and ballet dance. Is it a good idea or would activation mobility exercises be better? Thanks

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