Foam Rolling!

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Happy Friday! We are leaving tonight for Traverse City and the Big Foot Snowshoe 5k race. I ran this last year and had a great time. I’m super pumped for this weekend away.

This morning I went out for a run in the 14 degree weather and made it about .4 of a mile. The cold was painful! I decided to do a quick workout video instead. Solid choice.

I had a friend ask about foam rolling for beginners. I have not been rolling much lately, but I used it a lot after my long runs in marathon training. It’s a great addition to stretching and keeps your muscles relaxed and loose. Here is an article from Runners World with some basics.

Calves

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Hamstrings


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Upper back

(Bring your arms up at 90 degree angles, and then back down)

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IT Band

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Planks

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Wall Sits

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Have you tried foam rolling?

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10 responses to “Foam Rolling!

  1. I use my foam roller all the time. I’ve never tried the plank or wall sits with it though.

  2. I saw the foam roller at tj maxx for $20. Is that a good deal?

  3. Have fun in Traverse City!

  4. I love the roller! I also find tennis balls to work great for hips. Good luck on the race!

  5. Awesome entry Laura! This is really interesting, and I definitely want to give it a try now.

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