Regular Flexibility (Myofascial Release)

Here are some of my tennis athletes preparing for their session today. We always start with foam rolling (myofascial release) to 1) inhibit over-active muscles and 2) reduce the number of adhesions that might be present in the myofascial tissue. This technique has been shown to make the tissue more receptive to lengthening techniques such as static stretching or other flexibility techniques such as dynamic stretching. Our athletes enjoy foam rolling to reduce muscular soreness as well. This is common after playing tournaments when they experience all that they want and then some when they play well enough to advance deep. The magic remedy is to roll before and after physical activity and then progress through a systematic warm up and then cool down.

Those are my thoughts for the night, hope you are doing great!

Eric
thetrainertrainer@blogspot.com
www.ericbeard.com

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