Roll with it

TIRED OF THE SAME OLD STRETCH­ING ROU­TINE? TRY ADDING A FOAM ROLLER TO THE MIX. BEN LU­CAS FROM FLOW ATH­LETIC (FLOWATHLETIC.COM.AU) EX­PLAINS HOW.

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - HEALTH -

1 CALVES

Sit with legs out­stretched and place the foam roller un­der one calf. Roll from just above the an­kle to just be­low the knee joint be­fore switch­ing legs. If you hit a spot that’s es­pe­cially tight, keep still on that point to help re­lease it.

2 BUTT

Sit on the foam roller with bent legs and feet flat on the floor. En­sure the roller is right un­der your glutes as you gently roll back and forth over the foam roller. Again, if you land on a tight spot ap­ply some pres­sure to help re­lease it.

3 THIGHS

Lie down in a plank po­si­tion with your thighs on top of the roller and your el­bows and hand on the ground for sup­port. Slowly shift the roller back and forth along the thighs, en­sur­ing to pause at points of ten­sion.

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