Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Love Your Roll | Fitness

I'm not a huge fan of foam rollers. However, using them can do WONDERS for your body!! I though I was going to cry the first time I used one and since then it hasn't gotten much better. About a week ago I was watching some of the new Tone It Up video's and I thought about commenting on the post and requesting a foam rolling video. You would be surprised at how many foam roller videos on you tube are wrong. I knew K&K could come to the rescue with a great video. To my surprise they posted a new video yesterday about FOAM ROLLING!! I got super excited and went to rolling last night in my living room. I'm HELLA sore but I feel amazing! I knew I had to share it with you guys because it will seriously change your life & your body. XO, Erica

NEW Frisky Fall Foam Roller Routine!


It’s Tone It Up Tuesday! Are you ready to feel amazing?

Sign up for the Frisky Fall Challenge… it’s not too late! Just sign up with your email below. Find everything you need to get started HERE!
After 3 weeks of intense Frisky Fall workouts, today’s brand NEW routine is perfect for releasing tight muscles and easing soreness.
Not only do these moves relax your body, but just like with sports massages, foam rolling is a great tool for athletic performance too! You’ve heard us talk about foam rolling before and as requested, today we’re sharing a completely new routine along with some tips you need to know!
Lengthen your body, decrease inflammation and increase flexibility with your NEW Frisky Fall routine below. You can perform these moves every day!

Foam Rolling Tips you NEED to know!

Staying healthy and on top of your workouts goes hand-in-hand with taking care of yourself. Massage anyone!? While we LOVE a trip to the spa to release tight muscles, did you know that a few minutes on a foam roller can also do the trick?
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What is it? It’s a form of stretching used by athletes or anyone needing relief from tight muscles. It’s technically referred to as self myofascial release, and it’s a little bit like giving yourself a deep tissue massage to release knots and ease tight areas.
Releasing tight muscles is essential, not only because you’ll feel awesome afterwards, but also because it helps prevent injuries, improves posture and increases range of motion.
How to do it: It’s best to foam roll after a workout when your muscles are warmed up. Place the roller behind soft tissue like your calves or thighs, avoiding joints, and slowly start rolling. When you find a tight spot, hold it for 30 – 60 seconds until it releases. It might feel a little uncomfortable or tender, but go at your own pace and follow your comfort level. Take a look at the videos and routines below for the basics!
Tips ~
  • Foam rolling is great for anyone, but it’s especially important if you’re active to help with muscle recovery, circulation and even performance. Tightness can occur from regular workouts – or even from sitting at the computer for long periods of time.
  • Always listen to your body! Foam rolling may hurt, but it should also feel good, like a deep tissue massage. Never force or continue to foam roll in an area where there’s sharp pain.
  • We love to foam roll a few times a week! Start with shorter sessions and work your way up to longer ones.
  • Remember to always stretch after foam rolling and just like with a massage, to drink PLENTY of water afterwards!
  • Which one to buy? Most foam rollers are color coded based on firmness. White is the softest, black the firmest and other colors fall in between. The type you purchase really depends on the type of pressure you want and are comfortable with. Just keep in mind that the firmer ones will last longer and give you the best release! We really like these.

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