Foam Rolling is a great place to begin any workout.
It "releases" some of the knots in your muscles and opens the window for new mobility to be gained. If we can get more mobile, then build stability on top of that mobility, you're able to move better over time.
Here's how it works:
- Start on your hands and knees with the foam roll in front of one quad.
- Laying your other knee out to the side, lower yourself down onto the foam roll.
- Starting at the top of the quad, slowly roll down the muscle finding tender spots.
- Pause and breathe.
- After a few breaths move down a little further. Rinse and repeat!
Make sure you do this after:
Do exercises in tall kneel (young lady) or half kneel (young man). Complimenting your foam rolling with exercises like this helps the body learn to control the new range of motion you've created.