How To Pain-Proof Your Workout

Santa Clarita boot camp trainer shows you how to deal with those annoying aches and pains that sabotage your workouts.

Would you agree with me that we all do things in our daily lives that have an effect on our bodies?

Sitting at a desk, standing for hours, carrying things, or whatever it is you do at your J-O-B takes its toll on you.

Now, would you also agree with me that many of you have aches and pains that you commonly chalk-up to “getting old”?

You know what I’m talking about. That pain going up the back of your neck, or a sharp pain on the outside of your knee, maybe it’s a nagging pinch in your hip.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

YOU have a say in how your body feels by using (are you ready for a $500 phrase) Self-Myofascial Release AKA Foam Rolling AKA Self Massage.

Foam rolling is a type of flexibility exercise that I’ve been using with my private and boot camp clients. I’m a huge fan because it helps to lengthen tight muscles that in my opinion don’t respond very well to “traditional”stretching.

It works by applying pressure to a muscle, which sends a signal to your brain that tells the tight muscle to relax.

Here are a few guidelines for using the foam roller:

  1. Roll slowly (1″ per second) over muscles
  2. Do not roll on joints
  3. If you find a tender area or knot, hold for :20-:60 or until tenderness subsides by 50% then move on
  4. Take slow deep breaths while holding on a knot and let yourself relax
  5. If the knot is too intense move on and come back to it later
  6. Foam rolling can be performed daily

This flexibility technique is NOT recommended for diabetics who’ve lost the protective sensation in their legs. If you are preggers, have hypertension, coronary heart disease, intermittent claudication/peripheral arterial disease, or osteoporosis it’s probably NOT a good idea to use the foam roller as well.

Get your foam roller here==> PB Elite Molded Foam Rollers

Alright, now that that’s out of the way check out the vids below to pain-proof your workout : )

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This video covers foam roller exercises for your upper back, lats, and glutes (your butt)

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I’m headless here but show you exercises for your quads, inner thigh, IT band, and calfs

Click below to get your roller…

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