One of the best things you can do for your body and mind is exercise. However, sometimes the repetitive motion, general wear and tear and poor postures can leave us feeling tight and sore. While stretching is a necessary and important component to physical fitness it only lengthens the healthy muscles and does not do much for muscular knots and trigger points. These trigger points affect the line of pull of the muscle and does not allow for efficient movement.
Foam rolling applies direct pressure to the knots or trigger points helping to releases the fascia and muscular tension. This allows for more fluid movement and increases the elasticity of the muscle. Think of your muscle like a rubber band. It should be able to lengthen and rebound freely. Everybody has different trigger points but the most common trouble areas are your quadriceps, hamstrings, gastrocnemius, soleus and the deep muscles of the hip.
Join us on 5/10 from 10-11am for a Q&A on foam rolling with Core Sports Jacqui Batell.