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 regular foam rolling exercises and are bored or 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 had Donnalee demonstrate.
Go through a typical IT band foam rolling exercise, really working on the IT band on the outer thigh. This area is often really sensitive, especially if someone runs, does a lot of single leg work, or has really poor stability in the lateral plane.
IT Band Foam Rolling Exercise
To get more out of the foam rolling exercise, rotate your body to roll in between the quad and the IT band.
Tweak on IT Band Foam Rolling Exercise
With this exercise, you are targeting the zone of convergence, where you will have muscle fibers from both areas intertwining and overlapping. Often this is an area where there is a lot of tension and sensitivity. Target this in order to loosen up the muscle and improve the tissue quality of the muscle. 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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Rick Kaselj, MS