Ridding yourself of Pain…Foam Rolling Part I

Posted on 19. Jan, 2010 by in Back to Health, Pain Free TV

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I get a lot of requests to talk about foam rolling. What is it? How do I do it? When do I do it? For how long? Etc…

I am going to answer those questions in a series of blog posts and hopefully clear up the confusion. On top of that, I am going to post some nice videos showing you exactly how to foam roll different areas of your body.

Lets get started with the legs. Many people out there have issues in their calves, hamstrings, IT bands, and glutes…so much so, these areas are where I spend a great deal of my time when I am working with clients.

Foam rolling, if done routinely, can correct many of the issues that trouble people on a daily basis.

The Calves:

  • Start with the foam roller under your upper to middle calf.
  • Place your right leg over your left leg (shin) to increase the pressure.
  • Roll the entire calf from top to bottom.
  • Once you find a “hot spot,” apply pressure for 30 to 60 seconds.
  • Continue to roll top to bottom, repeating the process again.
  • Repeat this on the opposite leg.

The Hamstings:

  • Start with the foam roller under the back of your upper thigh (hamstring).
  • Place your right leg over your left leg to increase the pressure.
  • Roll the entire hamstring from the top all the way down to the back of the knee.
  • Once you find a “hot spot,” apply pressure for 30 to 60 seconds.
  • Continue to roll top to bottom, repeating the process again.
  • Repeat this on the opposite leg.
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As you can see, foam rolling is pretty simple.

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One Response to “Ridding yourself of Pain…Foam Rolling Part I”

  1. Yum Yucky

    19. Jan, 2010

    Aha! Many speak of foam rolling, but have never done a demo. Thanks! I’ll be buying one of these.

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