A study published by Canadian researchers in Science Translational Medicine confirmed what many athletes already knew. Study: “Massage Therapy Attenuates Inflammatory Signaling After Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage” intense bicycle training one thigh was massaged one muscle for 10 minutes then they took tissue samples from both thighs and compared them Result: massaged thigh had lower inflammatory markers increased […]
Here is a the homemade alternative to tools like these self massage stick rollers. The good ol’ Rolling Pin a.k.a Dough Roller. via Elite FTS
This is worth a bookmark. Athletes Treating Athletes is a great resource for all your soft tissue needs. If the daily grind has taken its toll and caused some overuse injuries this site will be of value for you. It offers detailed explanations of Self muscle massage, active muscle/tendon mobilizations, and joint mobilization techniques to restore […]
Over at reddit there was a discussion about Foam Roller Alternatives I started making my own foam rollers with 4″ PVC and exercise mats…via A Nalgene bottle…via lacrosse ball for traps via two tennis balls in a dress sock works great.via For a tutorial on how to build your own foam roller with a PVC […]
Kelly Starrett has a nice shoulder mobility WOD to improve internal rotation. First he shows a little shoulder internal rotation assesment test – the “hand lift of” test. First thing he does at his clinic when he sees athletes missing internal rotation is focusing on the anterior delts. first. MWOD 5 minutes per side lying on […]
If you don’t want to lay down and roll on a lacrosse ball, Tony Gentilcore shows you a way to do standing soft tissue using a ball stuffed in a sock. The advantage of this standing version is that you can adjust how much pressure you put on the ball. Love simple solutions like that.