3 Must-have Tools for Tight Muscles

Using tools for tight muscles can reduce pain and help your muscles recover faster. If you want to feel good, watch this video to learn what tools you can use and how to use them.

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#1 – Foam Roller

#1A – Foam Roll Iliotibial (IT) Bands

Sit upright on the floor, then move to one side. Straighten your bottom leg out, cross your other leg over the bottom leg and flatten your foot on the floor. Place the foam roller beneath your hip. Roll from your hip down to just above your knee and back. Repeat the movement.

Foam Roll IT Bands

The intensity of this movement is light to moderate.


#1B – Foam Roll Back

Lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent and your heels on the floor. Place the foam roller beneath your lower back, lifting your upper body and maintaining proper alignment with your head, shoulders and hips. Bring your arms across your chest. Tighten your core, and then run the foam roller from above your low back to the base of your neck and back. Repeat the movement.

1B – Foam Roll Back

The intensity of this movement is light to moderate.


#2 – Massage Stick

IT Band Roll

Begin in an upright standing position, then take a half step forward. Place the massage stick against your IT band area. Run the massage stick on the side of your leg, from the bottom of the hip to the top of the knee and back. Repeat the movement.

IT Band Roll

The intensity of this movement is light.


#3 – Ball

Back Roll

Lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place the ball of your choice, such as a lacrosse ball, tennis ball or trigger point ball, beneath your back, locating any trigger points. Roll the ball in small circular motions against the sore spots.

Back Roll

The intensity of this movement is light to moderate.

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