Hi, I'm going to give you guys a stretch that is nice to do if you're having some shoulder pain or if you're having any mid back pain. This is a nice stretch to help relieve the serratus anterior, the lats, the intercostal muscles on the ribs and you'll even get some in your rotator cuff with it. So, here we go. You're going to lay with the foam roll horizontally. You're going to put it right underneath your chest and you're going to kind of go back and forth. Find a good spot where you feel like, oh that just needs to let go, kind of roll up and down if you need to, and this is a great way to release all of those muscles, help improve posture, shoulder range of motion, and then decrease some of that mid back pain that we get with posture-related issues. All right, good luck.
All right. Gonna show you guys a foam roll technique in order to help loosen up the legs. This is good for knee pain, hip pain. If you're a runner or you're training for a triathlon, this is kind of a must-do to keep your tissue healthy. So, here we go. So, you can put it underneath the hip, and you can go kind of all the way to that bony prominence, and that's your greater trochanter. And then you wanna take the foam roll all the way down to the knee, and you stay on the outside part of the leg. And you can go forward, you know, roll anterior, roll posterior, which is backwards, and just help loosen up that IT band. This is great. You can also do some active releases of just bending the knee and straightening the knee on the foam roll, and this is intense, but well worth your time and energy and some just great self-treatment techniques. All right, take care.
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