Got sore muscles from your new exercise plan? Roll it out!
Rolling out the lactic acid build up in your sore muscles will help:
- Target all your sore points; release your trigger points
- Increase range of motion
- Decrease soreness and pains
- Increase training efficiency
- Fix postural problems
- Recover faster
Roll out sore quad (thigh) muscles, outer hips and thighs, glutes, and upper and lower back. Ahh…
Here are some tips for foam rolling:
- Concentrate on sore and tight areas, quadriceps, outer thighs, glutes, upper and lower back.
- Roll out the full length of the muscle, go slow and you will feel it loosen more each time.
- Breathe! Exhaling will help send oxygen to the tight muscles.
- Go slowly, it will hurt more, but you will get more benefit.
- Stop on the sore points (trigger points) and hold until the pain fades.
- Pre workout focus on getting through the full length of the muscle, spend less time on each.
- Post workout, focus on the trigger point aspect and spend a lot of time on each muscle.
- Try not to roll over joints, you’ll notice when your body doesn’t like it.