Oh yeah! Damn, straight it hurts. And you haven't even done the it band I take it. Now THAT hurts.
I was just making sure you don't "hurt" yourself, lol. But yeah, it's a good hurt. Also, I have a high pain theshold and can tend to be a little masochistic about stuff like that so I have to make sure I modulate what I say a bit
When I first did it I used it everday. Unitl I got to the point where everything was more or less comfortable. The I pretty much cut it down to pre-workout except for here and there when I feel I need it OR when I'm missing workouts for whatever reason.
But like you said it depends. If you WERE hurting from it then I would rest a day. But if you feel good and the pain is less when you do it, which is what is supposed to happen, they do it every day.
I'm sure you'll want to do the hip flexors an the outer glutes as well. You can also do the calves. And the hip adductors. You'll probably want to get some tennis balls for later to work on the deep down hard to reach areas like piriformis.
You can do the lats and pecs as well. I use the tennis ball on the pecs. I like to use the tennis ball for some of the small muscles around the scapula and for the infraspinatus.
Here is an article:
There is lots of info to find on it.
BTW, that trigger point therapy book he mentions is on my list, lol, so I'll let you guys know what I find out from it, if anything. Actually I'll move that up to next. I'll probably get Anatomy trains as well plus another trigger point book.