Athletes commonly need to train or compete while experiencing muscle soreness that is sustained from previous exercise. This has been shown to substantially reduce performance [1, 2]. .
A 2015 study suggests that post-exercise foam rolling can help enhance recovery from muscle soreness and improve performance on subsequent training days . This is in line with other research . Therefore, if you feel like muscle soreness is holding you back from performing optimally, consider foam rolling the muscle group(s) you've trained post workout. .