Foam rolling (or Self Myofascial Release) is a great way to give yourself a ‘mini massage’, thereby looking after your muscles and ironing out any ‘knots’. It can be done daily, before and after exercise, and the more often you do it the quicker you’ll get results. It may feel uncomfortable at first, but if you persevere you should reach the stage where you no longer have sore spots and you’re just maintaining good condition. Here are my top tips for getting it right.
We’ve all been in an exercise class, and glazed over during the bit at the end when the instructor mentions stretching. You stand there and try to copy, but do you really know what you’re supposed to be doing?
Runners – you see them all the time, making it look easy and enjoyable, but then you give it a go and within 30 seconds you feel like your lungs might pop out of your chest and your legs could fall off! Sound familiar? Then follow my tips for pounding the pavements pain free.