Saturday, September 23, 2006

Great self myofascial release article on T Nation

this is a great article with tons of graphic and video. I am getting a tennis ball tomorrow.

http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1259323

5 comments:

Pete Diaz, RKC said...

Great article! I have a foam roller that I bough from Ken. It has done wonders on keeping my thoracic area aligned. He showed me the tennis ball on the bottom of my feet. It increased my hamstring flexibility by 4-5 inches right after I finsihed rolling the ball. Good stuff, I hope it works well for you, Rif.

Pete

Mark Reifkind said...

yea, I want to try the two tennis balls in a sock on either side of the spine. and on the peroneals. I already use a golf ball on the soles of the feet.

Tom Shook, RKC said...

I been doin' that stuff for years..it works great! I look at it as a prehab type of maintenance. I like to do decompression hangs and then use a foam roller on my back...works great and I'm usually a 1/2 inch taller afterwards.. good stuff, thanks for posting that.

Mark Reifkind said...

yeah I am taller afterwards too, but the bad news is that I am still only 5'5" when I'm done!

Franz Snideman said...

Great article. Perfect timing for me as now I start my pre-hab work. The lasst 5 weeks I have not been able to do alot of soft tissue work and zero stretching, my back just didn't tolerate it. Look like now I can get back into it. I've also used a golf ball on the feet and that works well, although it hurts quite a bit!