Micah and Foam Rolling | The Fitness Show

April is member appreciation month at Results Driven!

All this month, we'll be highlighting member stories. This week we meet Micah. Micah moves well, but he has loftier goals. In this episode, we go over how he's working to achieve his movement goal of kettlebell swinging.

After that we discuss foam rolling and the right way to do it! Check out the episode and highlights are below!

The Take-away:

Micah's Story

After being a running for many years, Micah identifies with being a goal setter. He joined Results Driven back in October and immediately set the goal of improving his body composition. When he reached that goal he was looking for the next one, and that goal is kettlebell swinging!

The kettlebell swing is a safe exercise, but we needed to make sure Micah moved well, first. His hips, from those years of running, were tight. Instead of jumping on the swing train, he had to jump on the foam roll train. He met with Coach Ed and Coach Mike to evaluate his movement and over the last 6 weeks, he's made significant progress. 

At Results Driven we stress communication. Micah has admitted that, if he didn't have this next goal, he'd get board easily. He spoke to his coaches and together we devised a plan. Now, with something to work on, he's embraced being patient and trusting the process to help him reach his goal of kettlebell swinging.


Foam Rolling

Part of Micah's movement strategy is intense foam rolling. Foam rolling is a great technique to create mobility. Unfortunately, just foam rolling isn't enough. If complimentary exercises are not done along with your foam rolling practice, you're leaving results on the table.

Micah's process could be the same as many others. Start with foam rolling the quad, finding the uncomfortable spots, pausing and breathing. After that, we'd want to do exercises like a USB bridge or assisted leg lower. Many people like to foam roll because it feels good when they're finished, however if they don't do more stability based exercises afterwards, even though they've created more mobility, the body doesn't know how to control it and reverts back to the same compensations.