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Table 1 Baseline characeristics (M ± SD). There were no adverse events and no subjects withdrew from the pilot trial. BMI: Body Mass Index

From: Effects of self-myofascial release interventions with or without sliding pressures on skin temperature, range of motion and perceived well-being: a randomized control pilot trial

  Foam rolling with a foam roller Foam rolling with a roller massager Foam rolling with axial sliding pressures Foam rolling with transverse sliding pressures
Age (years) 24.3 ± 2.4 (range 21–28) 27.2 ± 4.0 (range 24–39) 26.1 ± 2.8 (range 22–31) 27.2 ± 4.3 (range 20–35)
Height (m) 1.68 ± 0.1 (range 1.5–1.83) 1.75 ± 0.1 (range 1.6–1.85) 1.73 ± 0.1 (range 1.62–1.83) 1.72 ± 0.1 (range 1.62–1.83)
Mass (kg) 67.5 ± 11.7 (range 53.2–85.7) 73.4 ± 10.8 (range 58–95) 69.2 ± 7.5 (range 58–83) 69.4 ± 9.3 (range 55–81)
BMI (kg/m2) 23.7 ± 2.5 (range 19.5–27.1) 24 ± 2.4 (range 20–27.8) 23.2 ± 1.6 (range 21.4–26.4) 23.3 ± 1.4 (range 20.7–24.9)
Foam rolling experience (month) 21.3 ± 8.1 (range 10–36) 17.0 ± 11.3 (range 5–48) 20.2 ± 11.6 (range 5–36) 19.1 ± 9.4 (range 5–36)