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How to foam roll to prevent shins splints, hamstring strain and key running injuries


If you’re a runner who is hitting the roads every day or several times a week, proper recovery is everything. It’s not just getting in the mileage that matters but making sure to take care of the body in order to continue doing so. Part of that means adequate rest, nutrition and hydration. Another key component: stretching, massage and foam rolling. If you don’t already have a foam roller, investing in this piece of gear is one of the smartest things you can do for yourself. Then, you’ve got to learn how to use it. For that, we’ve got your back.

These videos below show how to prevent common runner injuries like shin splints, calf strain, thigh, hamstring and glute injuries. As well, learn how to correct posture. In our visit to Barreworks Studio in Toronto, we had Matt Loiselle, third at Canadian 10K Championships this year, show us how runners should foam roll.

Preventing shin splints and calf strain

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For thigh, hamstring and gluteal strain

Foam roll to prevent bad posture