While I mentioned I was going to showcase some QL release and stretching, I thought it pragmatic to first introduce a few tools I have accumulated over the years for Self (and assisted) Myofascial release (MFR). MFR is the application of force to reduce skeletal muscle tightness and restrictions as well as improving blood and lymph circulation.
Through intelligent application you can elicit many positive effects to your body. These tools can be broken down into 3 tiers based on usefulness, durability, and price.
Tier 1: 🥇 (middle of picture) These tools are tried and tested, used and prescribed to almost everyone with “knots” or “trigger points”. 1.) ball.
2.) Foam roller (soft density). 3.) PVC pipe (this thing is magic for a multitude of movements). 4.) Roller stick.
You can obtain all of these items for less than $35 total (if you’re thrifty)
Tier 2: 🥈️(left side of picture) Tier two modalities are a little more dynamic.
1.) Voodoo floss (a combination of compression, tension and movement). $30-75
2.) Large resistance bands (utilized in active mobility drills). $15-80
3.) Thera-canes or back knobber. $20-75
4.) Rock tape in conjunction with rock sauce (intense topical pain relief and heat). $30/$25
Tier 3: 🥉 (right side of picture) Often more expensive and require in depth knowledge for use.
1.) Hyperice vibrating foam roller (amazing for so many reasons, don’t recommend using on C-Spine ♂️). $200
2.) Theragun - powerful piston-like deep tissue stimulation (never use on any acute injuries or near spine.. especially if there is any bulging, herniated or degenerative discs). $600
PSA!! This will not break up scar tissue like advertised 🙄🙄 3.) Cupping - or Myofascial decompression has shown huge benefits in reducing muscular tension as well as inducing neo-vascularization and promoting built up metabolite removal. $35-200
Main take away
** You have to be fastidious about consistent movement so walk 30-45 minutes every day, and get active!
Listen to your body, always seek to learn and eat some damn pizza ️** #fitness #selfrelease #fitness #myofascialrelease #happysaturday #behappybehealthy - 6 days ago