Foam Rolling your ARMS!
So I just shot a pretty cool new video on foam rolling your arms with an Eleiko bar…using my brand-new iPhone 5, and I thought why not post it here with a few short lines.
Well I say pretty cool: the HD picture quality needs to get better still, but I guess it’s OK as a first attempt…
Foam rolling with an Olympic lifting bar? That’s right! As you can see in the video, we place the bar at the right height for arms and lats and away we roll: the Eleiko bars move nice and smooth on beautiful ball bearings, thus making a great “foam roller” tool.
Most folks that even do any foam roller exercises at all kinda use it on the lower body only. I’m a-thinkin’ that’s because they don’t rightly know how to do the upper.
So I decided to do a little series where I show off stuff like the Eleiko bar for arms (and also hamstrings and all the rest of the lower body, really: in a video coming up soon, it’s already done…).
And I will put up my foam roller shoulder protocol next, for my good friend and awesome trainer Sõl Perry from over Kentucky way.
His shoulder is sore, and I just wish he were up here on top of the world because I’m just DEFINITE I could help him out right quick with that.
But in the meantime, the foam rolling protocol will have to do.
Actually, it’s quite awesome for both prehab and rehab, and helps a LOT more than you’d expect.Foam rolling is awesome stuff: I tell all my athletes they should do it: as a part of the warm up, after training, really at any time at all.
If you have a pain somewhere, I’d use it as often as three times/day and up to 6 days/week.
It’s very effective for performance enhancement as well.
But hey! I said a short few lines…I’m just rambling here.
(in the meantime my PC drives me mad! A Mac it is from here on out, I tell ya!)
Yeah foam rolling: if you don’t already do it, and I mean regular, you should give this a go: it’s an awesome form of myofascial release for long term health and performance.
Have a good one y’all.
Here’s the hamstrings video now!