Why you need to ROLL!

Have you ever woke up with sore muscles? How about a knot in your shoulder from sleeping?

Our bodies are incredible. They really work like machines. But just like a machine, if there is a knot in the wire, it will not work properly. Sometimes that kink in the wire causes other things to break and creates more problems. 

 

Take your microwave for instance. If there is something wrong with the wire that connects to the outlet, then it could spark the outlet. Now you will have a broken microwave and broken outlet fuse….Maybe even a fire to clean up?

Just like a kink in the wire of your microwave, your body develops knotted up spasms in our soft tissue. Maintaining soft-tissue is an important part of reducing the chance of injury for athletes, military, and all people. If there is a knot in your shoulder, then lifting a heavy dumbbell over your head will only cause injury. It is important to take care of the problem first. You will be able to get more reps, lift heavier, and prevent injury. 

 

**Don’t let this happen to you!

Tissue is like a rubber band that you want to keep supple and elastic. Unfortunately, tissue tends to get knotted up from sleeping, exercising, and basic training. Poor tissue quality leads to injury.  

 

Here is where the FOAM ROLLER comes in! Spending five minutes a day on a foam roller following a day of training can jump-start recovery. Provide tennis balls for trigger-point, self-massage exercises that will work areas such as the IT bands, thoracic spine, and bottoms of the feet.

Look for my blog post about HOW to foam roll!

Published by Couture Fitness

My journey to finding a healthy lifestyle has given me insight into the many challenges you may encounter. With extensive training and experience, I want to offer the world a better understanding of raw nutrition, lifestyle tips, and fitness. We only have one body to live in---so let's give it the best home possible!

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