Filed Under (General) by Rick Kaselj
In this video, I wanted to go through a quick tweak that you can do in order to get more out of your foam rolling exercises.
If you are doing the regular foam rolling exercises and you got bored of them and you are not getting much benefit from them, try this tweak.
A Quick Tweak To Get More Out Of Your Foam Rolling Exercises
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I get Donnalee to demonstrate it.
She goes through a typical IT band foam rolling exercise. She is really working on the IT band on the outer thigh part which oftentimes is really sensitive in people especially if someone does running or does a lot of single leg work or has really poor stability in the lateral plane.
IT Band Foam Rolling Exercise
If she wants to get more out of the foam rolling exercise, what she can do is rotate her body so she can do foam rolling in between the quad and the IT band.
Tweak on IT Band Foam Rolling Exercise
With this exercise, she is targeting the zone of convergence wherein you will have muscle fibers from both areas kind of intertwining and overlapping. A lot of times it is an area where there is a lot of tension and sensitivity that you can target in order to loosen up the muscle and improve the tissue quality of the muscle. This is the same way when it comes to other different parts of the body. The hamstring and the IT band are excellent to target that zone of convergence.
Give that exercise a go. If you are bored and not getting much benefit from your regular foam rolling exercises, tweak it up by hitting that zone of convergence in order to get more out of your foam rolling exercises.
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