Foam Roller your Glutes after a ride
Foam rolling before or after a workout is one of the best ways to reduce muscle soreness and speed up recovery.
Using a foam roller is great for Self Myofascial Release (SMR) and benefits everyone that does it by:
- increasing blood flow to the area – helping with removal or lactic acid and recovery post workout
- promoting better movement and flexibility
- increasing range of movement – allowing you to use your muscles more effectively.
- breaking up scar tissue and adhesions between muscles and bones
What is self myofascial release?
In a nut shell, SMR is like giving yourself a massage. It works by applying force from the roller across layers of soft tissue in the body. After some time the body releases the tight tissue layers and allows the layers to slide across each other with ease.
A great way to get into the glutes is to sit on the roller with one foot crossed over the opposite knee. Then lean towards the side where the leg is lifted. By rolling SLOWLY forward, backwards and side to side you will find some sweet little spots that need gently easing away.
Great stretch and release to do after a leg workout or after a long ride or run.
Let me know how you get on.
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