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.
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.
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.
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.