3 BEST TOOLS TO IMPROVE MOBILITY



1. FOAM ROLLERS

Foam Rollers are an essential injury prevention tool for your pre and post workout routine. Having a regular pre- workout rolling routine will help you prepare your muscles for athletic movements and loosen stiff muscles to prevent muscle strains and other injuries. Adding Foam Rolling to your post workout muscle recovery routine offers many of the same benefits as getting a sports massage, including reduced inflammation, scar tissue, joint stress, improved circulation and improved flexibility. Looking for a foam roller click here


ACTIVE MUSCLES:


- CALVES - HAMSTRINGS - GLUTES - QUADS - IT BAND - HIP FLEXORS - ADDUCTOR - LATS - RHOMBOIDS



2. RESISTANCE BANDS

Resistance bands are a great way to improve your mobility, flexibility and overall athletic performance. Pre-workout stretching is very important as it lengthens and relaxes the muscles to increase your range of motion and allow you to move better for your workout. Resistance Bands allow you to control the tension (weight of resistance) and help you determine when to stop the stretch. Stretching after your workout is a great way to wind down and help you relax your muscles without all of that stiffness. Resistance Bands are a great tool to step up your stretching game. You can also use resistance bands for muscle and strength training by increasing your resistances. Looking for resistance bands click here


ACTIVE MUSCLES:


- HAMSTRING - INNER THIGH - GLUTES - QUADS - CHEST/BACK - SHOULDER/BACK




3. MASSAGE BALLS

Introducing a massage ball into your warmup and recovery routines can facilitate an increase in flexibility, mobility and improve your muscle efficiency. Massage is another form of self-myofascial release (deep tissue massage) that alleviates tension from “trouble spots” by manipulation (rolling) of the tissue. This form of therapeutic massage is an essential piece to your warmup and recovery routines. Looking for a massage ball click here

ACTIVE MUSCLES:


- CALVES - HAMSTRINGS - GLUTES - QUADS - FEET - UPPER BACK




Incorporating these mobility-promoting tools and movements can help you to alleviate pain, lack of range of motion caused by short/tight muscles, joint capsule restrictions, and other soft tissue restrictions. Getting effective results can be as easy as spending 10 to 15 minutes a day rolling and stretching. Always make sure you talk to your doctor before beginning any new exercise routine. If you have any questions about mobility, talk to a trusted fitness professional or physical therapist to see what is right for you.

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