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MOVE OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY ISSUE 2012

Myofascial Release is a technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.  A lacrosse ball is a great tool that people can use for self-myofascial release to help improve the quality of their soft-tissues.

THE MOVES

The goal of the moves is to find the tender areas in the muscles then apply firm pressure with the lacrosse ball.  Work each tender spot you find for 10-20 seconds each.  The exercises (by design) can be somewhat painful.  A fair amount of tenderness is needed to affect the tissues, but still use caution.

THE POSTERIOR HIP

Lacrosse Ball POSTERIOR HIP STRETCH

THE HAMSTRINGS

The Hamstring, Hamstring stretch

THE POSTERIOR SHOULDER

Lacrosse Ball stretch for posterior shoulder

THE PEC MINOR

Lacrosse Ball stretch for Pec Minor

 

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