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Foam Roll Sore Muscles. Quick, Free, Massage Routine.

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Published on Oct 16, 2011

http://www.carolinejordanfitness.com/

Join Fitness pro, Caroline Jordan, for this quick lower body massage technique using the foam roller. In this free video, Caroline leads you through exercises designed to relieve tension and tightness on the IT Band muscle, hips, thighs, and calves. Using the foam roller can be painful, but many people find it's one of the most useful was to relieve soreness / chronic pain and enhance performance.

There are multiple uses for foam-rolling your muscles. First, there is relief from soreness. A person who foam-rolls targeted muscles after a workout is less sore than someone who didn't. Second, is for proper posture. Third is injury prevention.

In this video, you are instructed to use the roller to search for tender areas or trigger points and to roll these areas to decrease density and over-activity of the muscle. With a little direction on where to look, most individuals easily find the tender spots on their own. However, they may need some instruction on the positioning of the roller, such as parallel, perpendicular, or 45 degrees, depending on the muscle.

The feel of the roller and intensity of the self-massage should be properly geared to the age, comfort, and fitness level of the athlete. This is one of the plusses of having the athlete roll themselves-they can control the intensity with their own body weight. Always check with your doctor to make sure the exercise routine is right for YOU.

There is no universal agreement on when to roll, how often to roll, or how long to roll, but generally, techniques are used both before and after a workout. Foam rolling prior to a workout can help decrease muscle density and promote a better warmup. Rolling after a workout may help muscles recover from strenuous exercise.

This foam rolling sequence with Caroline Jordan is the best 10 minutes you'll ever spend. These few simple foam rolling exercises will pay fantastic dividends. Your body will be able to move more fluidly and freely. The following exercises are great for preworkout preparation and tune-ups between workouts. I challenge you to spend 10 minutes A DAY on the foam roller this week. Take notice of how it makes you feel and perform before/after your workouts. Leave a comment below and let me know you tried it!!

Perfect end to a hard training session. After your workout get on a foam roller and WORK OUT THE KINKS. Your body will thank you for it :)

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