A foam roller mas­sage will ease stiff and sore leg mus­cles and help ward off in­jury

Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - PERSONAL TRAINER -

Foam rollers are used for self-my­ofas­cial re­lease – a fancy term for self-mas­sage – and are avail­able from most fit­ness stores.

When the mus­cles and fas­cia (the con­nec­tive tis­sue) be­come tight from in­tense train­ing, stress or any­thing else caus­ing mus­cu­lar im­bal­ance, they tend to lock up, and this causes dys­func­tional WHY Tight adductors (or in­ner thighs) can af­fect the func­tion of your glutes and com­pro­mise the mo­bil­ity and range of mo­tion in your hips. Foam rolling your in­ner thighs is very im­por­tant and shouldn’t be left out of your foam rolling reg­i­men. HOW Lie on your stomach, lean­ing up on your fore­arms with the foam roller on your right and move­ment, aches and in­juries.

Foam rolling is both easy to do and very ef­fec­tive at re­leas­ing the le­sions and knots within our mus­cles and fas­cia, re­liev­ing pain and restor­ing proper mus­cu­lar bal­ance and func­tion.

How­ever, it’s a good idea to see a rel­e­vant health prac­ti­tioner to get tai­lored ad­vice for your spe­cific con­di­tion. par­al­lel to your body. Bend your right knee up to the side so that your in­ner thigh rests on the foam roller, just above your knee. Roll across on your thigh by keep­ing your knee bent and hing­ing your right foot up to­wards the ceil­ing and back to the floor. Re­peat this at 4 po­si­tions along your in­ner thigh on each leg, stay­ing away from rolling too close to your groin (where there are many nerve end­ings).

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