WASHINGTON - Foam rolling is a great pre and post workout tool to increase mobility, increase blood circulation, and to relieve tension in the muscles.
Gerald Berger, trainer and instructor at Crunch Fitness, showed us some easy techniques to work foam rolling into your routine.
Starting with the calves and quads – place your leg on the roller and role just above the ankle to about half way up the calf. Next, focus mid-calf to the back of the knee. After each roll, roll the legs from left to right. Work the quads by staying on the floor and rolling on your side. You can also work the shoulder blades with the same movement.(WATCH THE VIDEO AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE TO SEE THE MOVE IN ACTION)
The main idea is to use the grid roller to focus on your trigger points.
Join us next Monday for a new workout and check out the website for more fitness info: https://www.crunch.com/splash/