Friday, June 13, 2014

Foam Rolling Lower Body : Q&A Friday

Foam Rolling has been recommended by the NASM-National Academy of Sports Medicine to help supplement your workout with an extra way to warm-up and get your muscle ready!

In this video I show you how to Foam Roll your lower body, specifically your Illiotibial Band, Glutes, Hamstrings and Hip Flexors. These muscles are pretty much your power muscles that drive you when you sprint, squat, lunge or lift. For those who have tried traditional stretching without much result should add this to your routine to supplement that. I recommend 1-2 minutes on any muscle you need to gain flexibility, in addition to stretching statically after a workout. I would do foam rolling and dynamic warmups first, before a workout, then static rope stretching after.

I also have a video about dynamic warm-ups and static stretching if you're interested. You can visit my YouTube channel +La Vida Lopez for more great videos!

Thanks for joining me today! Salud.

Denise Lopez, AT/L