Self Myofascial Release has become a lot more popular over the past few years. Self Myofascial Release is utilized to aid in the release of soft tissue through the release of myofascial trigger points, myofascial adhesions and fascial restrictions.
Myofascial Release techniques utilize an individual’s body weight and/or muscular force along with various devices such as the foam roller which can be found in a variety of densities, tennis balls, hard rubber balls such as a baseball, golf balls (very nasty!), medicine balls, thumb pressure, pressure knobs, and a device known as “The Stick”.
The video below covers most of the techniques that you may need to utilize. These should be performed before your training session – in fact I won’t let anyone train without releasing first… I’ll go as far as to send them home if they don’t (yes, I have done that before).
Here is 40 minutes worth of instruction on how to perform Self Myofascial Release.