FOUR MYOFASCIAL RELEASE EXERCISES FOR YOUR LOW PRESSURE FITNESS SESSIONS
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Myofascial release exercises or techniques are aimed at stimulating the connective tissues that normally suffer from excessive muscle and fascial stiffness or tension. They will help you increase circulation, reduce myofascial tone, increase joint mobility and prepare the muscle for a subsequent effort, among other objectives. In the Low Pressure Fitness training system we include self-myofascial release exercises as an initial part of the sessions. Also as a therapy technique for those who require it prior to specific Low Pressure Fitness training.
We will favour adequate body preparation for the main part of the session and we will increase joint mobility to improve the placement and execution of the postures. In the following article we show you four basic myofascial self-release exercises according to body position to perform with the small balls or inhibition balls and the Low Pressure Fitness wood-roller.
A simple way to assess the inhibitory effect of myofascial tension exerted by this type of exercise is to perform the Toe Touch flexibility test, which consists of trying to touch your feet. Standing up, let your body slowly descend towards the ground as if you wanted to touch it with your fingers, avoiding bending your knees. If you have little flexibility or a lot of muscular rigidity, you will probably not reach the ground with your fingers. Evaluate how far you are from the ground and perceive what bodily sensations you feel. Remember it because at the end of the sequence you will repeat it again to verify if you have managed to reduce that distance or the sensations of tension.