You hear it all the time at the end of a workout class—set time aside to stretch once you get home. Now, hands up if you actually follow those directions. Crickets? We thought so. Even though we know the importance of stretching to promote muscle recovery and increase performance, making time for it isn’t always a top priority because, well, where do you even start?
Answer: foam rolling and mobility work. Both can help with things like pain management, range of motion, and injury prevention. (Here are 6 more reasons to add mobility exercises to your workout.) This workout guides you through a full-body recovery routine, so there’s no chance you won’t find those sore spots that need a little extra love. All you need to do is grab an exercise mat (or just use the floor) and a foam roller, press play, and remember to breathe through the movements that’ll help your body recover and prep for your next dose of sweat. (Want more? Try these foam rolling tips for runners, and add these recovery tools to your home gym.)
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