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Can you over use foam rolling? what are the negative impacts? I'm using it 3x a week post weight routines. Has anyone had any negative experiences?

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Anecdotally I've been using it minimum 3 times/week for over two years and have not developed any problems. The extent to which a particular muscle is worked can be over done. If you get to the point where it is too tired or too painful to relax the bone into the roller and you're just riding around on top of a hard/contracted muscle, that is backward progress. –  Affe Oct 10 '12 at 17:54
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You can probably overuse it in the sense of working a particular area for too long in one go, like 10 minutes straight instead of 3-5 minutes on one spot, but everything I've read on myofascial release suggests even several times per day is fine, so 3x per week is definitely not anywhere near potentially causing overuse.

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