Day 18 of 2021! Monday Funday. Thats a thing right? The body maintenance / mobility momentum you have built up thus far in 2021 is in full motion, pun intended. At this point, you should definitely be feeling and seeing the benefits of Movement Vault. Check in with yourself today. Do you feel less tight all over? Less tight In specific areas? Do you have less / no aches or pains? Are you moving better? Do you have more range of motion?
Equipment needed: 1. Foam Roller. 2. Padded Mat. 3. Box, bench, couch, or wall to put your back leg against for couch stretch rotations. Today is all about the muscles and fascia that are located in the front of your lower and upper body including your hip flexors, quads, and abdominal muscles aka your anterior chain.
We are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of these areas. We are starting off with a muscle/fascia release for your abdominal area, as well as your diaphragm. This technique has so many benefits, and can feel “weird” if you have never done it before. Take it slow and gently sink into the foam roller. We are then moving on to a stretch for this area that incorporates deep breathing. The key is to breathe in and let your belly expand. We are finishing up with couch stretch rotational holds. This is an amazing active stretch for your hip flexors. Make sure to keep your abs engaged and to not over extend your low back.
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