Today, I have a great foam rolling exercise for you.
Since it is winter time here in Canada, we’ve started wearing heavy clothes and boots. Wearing this heavy stuff puts a lot of stress on the lower body, which mainly affects the hips and knees. This unnecessary stress leads to muscle tightening. These tight muscles pull the joints, which results to joint pain.
So, I wanted to show you a simple exercise that you can do to help loosen up your lower body.
In this video, I wanted to go through this must do foam roller exercise.
Must Do Foam Roller Exercise
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I got Andrea to demonstrate the exercise.
Lie on the floor with a foam roller. Place the foam roller just below your hip joint. Roll from just below your hip joint to just above the knee and then roll back up.
This is a great exercise to relieve hip pain. Often, the outer muscle gets tight and the tension builds up, causing hip pain.
Perform 5 repetitions, then progress to 10 repetitions up and down in a nice controlled manner. Try this foam rolling exercise on one side, get up and walk around, then go through some squatting movements.
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Rick Kaselj, MS