WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL SELF MASSAGE? IS IT ADVISABLE FOR EVERYONE?
In today’s routine we show you about 11 basic stretching exercises with the help of a Foam Roller.
It will help us to release the fascia that remains attached to the muscle, known as adherence, which often results in the area affected by an overload that generates pain.
But … What is a fascia? Let’s say it is an elastic tissue, like a membrane, that wraps and protects the muscle.
To the question if everyone can do it, the answer depends on whether that person has undergone a recent operation that prevents them from performing certain movements or not, especially back stretches. For the rest of the people it is totally recommended, for example, at the end of a training session. They are stretching exercises complementary to the traditional ones.
Perform the exercises in a slow and controlled manner. In addition, if we find a trigger point, we can maintain pressure with the Foam Roller for 10 to 15 seconds , and then continue with the precise movement in the direction of the muscle tissue.
Muscles to stretch : lumbar area (Thoracolumbar Fascia), Erectors of the spine, Upper trapezius, adductor muscles, Quadriceps, Femoral Biceps, Iliotibial Band (Fascia Lata), Calves, Gluteus maximus.
Objectives: Improve the elasticity of the muscles involved, avoid muscle and fascia overloads, release pressure from the fasciae.
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