A common question coaches get when encouraging mobility at home is, 'how?'. Sometimes it's easy to say you'll work on your mobility and never actually do it - but knowing what to do, and for how long, is half the battle in getting some mobility work done every day.
In the next few weeks, we will be providing some tips and advice on how to improve your mobility outside of your warm ups and cool downs - tonight's focus is what tools you can use during these sessions to facilitate:
1. The Foam Roller
Foam rolling is a form of myofascial release that you can do on your own body. It works by
massaging or releasing muscle and fascial tightness.
2. Golf/Tennis Ball or Mobility Ball
This acts similar to the foam roller, by helping to release tight fascia and muscles.
A ball can be used on areas that the foam roller isn’t as effective on.
3. Voodoo Floss Band.
This is a rubber band which can be wrapped around certain muscles. While the band is on, we can move the muscle through its range of motion.
Its important to only keep the floss band on for 2-3 minutes and to remove if pins and needles occur!
All of the above: