iFoam Roll ~ Nick Stahl

Myofascial Workouts relieve trigger points and everyday pain. 

Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels and nerves. If your fascia is tight in one area, you might feel pain somewhere else. Foam rolling is a self-massage technique, which improves and increases blood flow and circulation in the body. Fascia provides support and protection to your bones and muscles, fascia helps to improve and maintain correct posture, and fascia also helps with tissue repair (as preventive maintenance from injuries, or rolling after an injury to speed up recovery time). This also holds true to speed                                                                                    up your recovery time after hard workouts as well. 

How to use the foam roll: Lie on the target muscle and use the weight of your body to apply to any trigger points you may find. To apply further pressure roll back and forth on this area and/or hold directly on the trigger point for a couple of minutes. Repeat this process 2-3 times. 

Lower Back: Never roll directly on the spine, approach lower back at a 45 degree angle. 

Tennis, lacrosse, baseball, and golf balls

Hold one of these balls against a wall or place the ball on the floor and lie on top of the ball. Again, use the weight of your body to apply pressure to the target muscle for 20-30 seconds. Repeat this process 2-3 times.