- October 30th, 2014
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You may have noticed an increase in the amount of foam rollers we have at the box and you may be wondering why so many. Well…we work hard and our bodies are extremely tight. We will be teaching you more foam rolling/stretching techniques during the warm-ups and we would like you to tell us how you feel before and after we rollout (Test & Re-Test). As we have stated before, everybody is going to have different “Trigger Points” that need to be worked on. Throughout the next few weeks we want you to try and find yours and work on them. During our “Strength/Skill” portion of our WODs, we will stress mobilization, now is your time to work on it.
Tips for Self-Myofascial Release (Foam Rolling)
- Perform foam roller sessions when your muscles are warm or after a workout.
- Position the roller under the soft tissue area you want to release or loosen.
- Gently roll your body weight back and forth across the roller while targeting the affected muscle.
- Move slowly and work from the center of the body out toward your extremities.
- If you find a particularly painful area (trigger point), hold that position until the area softens.
- Focus on areas that are tight or have reduced range of motion.
- Stay on soft tissue and avoid rolling directly over bone or joints.