Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Effects of Foam Rolling on Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage
by Beimborn, Brandon, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 58; 13860182
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of foam rolling (FR) on symptoms associated with exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD). A total of eight participants (n = 5 males, n = 3 females), age 21.37 ± 1.21 years (mean ± S.D.), underwent a FR and control condition in a randomized, crossover study design. Following a one-repetition maximum back squat (1RM) performed as part of a familiarization day, each condition required three separate testing sessions: 1) pretest measurements and high-volume resistance exercise (10x10 back squat at 60% 1RM); 2) 24-hour post measurements; 3) 48-hour post measurements. The FR condition required 5-min of FR-protocol immediately after acute exercise, which was repeated just prior to the 24- and 48-hour post-exercise measurements. Outcome measures included serum creatine kinase (CK), hip range of motion (ROM), knee ROM, and thigh circumference. Results demonstrated a significant time effect (p = 0.01) for exercise across all outcome measures, however, there were no significant differences between conditions for all outcome measurements. Moreover, these results suggest there was no effect of FR on the EIMD symptoms targeted in this study, namely serum CK. These observations imply that FR may not be an effective strategy to alleviate markers of exercise-induced muscle damage (i.e. serum CK, thigh circumference, hip, and knee ROM). Further research is needed to better elucidate the impact of FR on EIMD.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Schick, Evan
Commitee: Cotter, Joshua, Escobar, Kurt
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Kinesiology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Kinesiology
Keywords: Exercise-induced muscle damage, Foam rolling, High volume resistance training, Muscular damage, Serum creatine kinase
Publication Number: 13860182
ISBN: 9781085556903
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