Only have ten minutes to scrub off an abridged backblast…
Eight and twelve lacrosse balls posted.
- Warm up: hip circles, squats, hamstring activation (read: toe touches)
- Pigeon pose variations
- Mule kicks
- Glute stretch, which is basically putting yourself in a figure 4. The one from P90X.
- Seated back and glute stretch
- Happy baby
- Smash and floss glutes
- Smash and floss lats
- Smash and floss the inside/outside of shin and calf
- Hamstring, IT band and groin stretches with strap
- Smash and floss plantar fascia
There may have been some other stuff
“Smash and floss” is borrowed from the book Becoming a Supple Leopard (leopards don’t warm up to chase prey; corollary: we shouldn’t have to warm up to exercise.)
The main idea is to smash an object against the targeted area and then knead it out to break up the tight muscle. Good googly moogly, did it hurt. But it also worked as advertised: feeling 25% more supple than before.
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