In this week’s video, it’s all about releasing those tight muscles, particularly around the shoulders/neck. In North America, people spend far too much time in a seated and “hunched” over position. Spending too much time in this “hunched” position causes the muscles of the neck as well as around the shoulder to become extremely tight and restricted.
One of the best tools you can keep in your “tool box” is a lacrosse ball. A simple, yet extremely effective tool when utilized correctly. The ball is used to loosen-up the fascia that surrounds our muscles. Tight fascia is the tissue that restricts our movement and gives us the perceived feeling of “knots” in our muscles. Utilizing the lacrosse ball to perform self-myofascial release is a great way to loosen-up those restricted muscles.
About the Author: Eric Noyes BHSc (Kin), CSEP-CPT
Eric is Kinesiology Graduate from The University of Ontario and holds his Training Certification with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. He has been training general population and sport specific clients at Body Fit since 2013 and is currently the Lead Trainer. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice and consultation.