This is Rachel Cosgrove for Sleek/Strong.
Today, we’re going to talk about foam rolling. Foam rolling is one of the most important
things you can do for your body, but one of the most often ignored. Foam rolling will
help you feel better, improve the way you move and give you a better workout. Let’s
get started. We’re going to go ahead and foam roll from the bottom of your body, all the
way up to your top. So starting with your calves, you’re going to have your foot turned
in. Give me 5 to 10, with your foot turned in. Then you’re going to go ahead and turn
that foot straight up to the ceiling, 5 to 10. And then turn that foot out for 5 to 10.
From there, take it right up to your hamstring. And you’re going to foam roll from your knee,
right up to your hip. 5 to 10 repetitions there. If you feel any tender spots, go ahead
and hold it on there for just a minute to let it release. After that, you’re going to
take it right on over to your side, and roll your IT bands. Your IT band runs from your
hip right down to your knee. So you’re going to roll all the way down to your knee, and
back up to your hip. Now, this one might be a little tender, but I promise as you do it
it will get easier. After that, you’re going to roll over and roll the front of your leg,
on your quadriceps. That muscle that runs right down to your knee. Then go ahead and
repeat the same thing on the opposite side. You’re going to finish with my favorite: the
upper back. So we’re going to release all that tension and stress in your knock and
shoulders. Hands behind your head, elbows relaxed. And give me 5 to 10. Breath and relax.
And let that upper back release. So make sure you take the time to foam roll. You’ll feel
so much better. This Rachel Cosgrove for Sleek/Strong.