self-myofascial release

Are the people who are flopping their torsos down onto the floor in a spread leg forward fold actually experiencing less pain and discomfort in their bodies? Usually not. What we want is balance.
Whether you're a powerlifter, martial artist, or CrossFit athlete, you can probably use a little help with mobility. These articles cover everything from screening, to squats, to foam rollers.
Our need for oxygen is well established (duh). So what about athletes who are restricted in their breath due to structural compensations, and therefore are receiving sub-optimal cellular nutrition?
The original RumbleRoller is one of my favorite torture, I mean, self-myofascial release devices, so I was "delighted" to learn the line now includes massage balls and hand tools.
This week's session focused on overhead mobility, which I find is one of the toughest positions for strength athletes to achieve.
Turns out we're kinda like oranges. Here's some info about fascia and how you can use it to maximize not just your performance, but also just your ability to feel good in your body.
Here are some tips to help learn external rotation and mobilize key parts of the body required for the front rack position.
I'm currently taking a course based on the CrossFit Mobility certification. I'm going to share what I'm learning, and also how I would combine it with yoga for better overall movement and mobility.
I am frequently asked how the therapy balls differ from lacrosse balls or foam rollers, the two other most prevalent self-care tools. Let the debate begin!
I travel a lot and am always trying to figure out how to bring my foam roller with me on the road. The GRID Mini Roller solves that problem. Not only is it convenient, but it also works.
The Trigger Point Therapy Kit and GRID Foam Roller. The Theracane. The Power Stick. The AcuBall Kit. Find out why you might need these items and how they will enhance your performance.
As we age, we lose mobility. Or at least most of us do - but we don't have to. Here are 3 approaches you can take to integrating mobility training and staying flexible.
We know race cars are finely tuned and heavily maintained machines. Your body should be treated the same. Let's look at what a proper "tune up" looks like for the athlete seeking better performance.
So you've got a foam roller, but do you know how to use it? Do you know what it's actually doing and why it hurts? Here's some info on how to do self-myofascial release (that's what it's called).