I haven’t blogged in bit and this blog caught my eye, as it is quite topical to me .
In my advanced age in life, I’ve noticed these twinges and tightening up of back and hips of late and have started going along to an Ostepath for stretching exercises etc .
She recommends yoga, pilates and the use of foam rollers to help unkink, loosen and stretch the muscles that are getting tightened up ….
So this video is a good find and my thanks go to Tempocyclist for posting about it ……
Following a training block of mostly intense turbo sessions, my legs are feeling the build-up of fatigue. They’re especially tight and “achy” this week. Something I tend to neglect is a routine of stretching and foam rolling. Unfortunately I don’t have the budget for my own personal in-house sports masseuse so the next best thing is using a foam roller. This video from Garmin-Sharp outlines a good routine for cyclists:
If you’ve never used a foam roller before it can be a painful experience, but it’s a good type of pain! Or maybe that’s just me? Regular foam rolling is great for loosening stiff muscles and massaging away any knots or tight spots. Make it part of your regular routine and reap the benefits (I should really follow my own advice).