DAY 10- Easy cardio (go for a long walk, an easy bike ride or take the kids to the park! Play a game of recreational volleyball or go rollerblading!)
Last week, I had several people ask what a foam roller is. A foam roller is a fantastic tool used for recovery. Most people have areas of significant tightness that require some soft tissue work. Think about it this way, tendons get tight and muscle fibers begin to adhere together over time. While we certainly don’t need to be as pliable as a gymnast, we need to have some elasticity.
Look into getting one of these bad boys. You can find them on my favorite site, Elitefts.com. (If you keep your eye out for a sweet sale, you can usually score a free T-shirt or 30% off!) I’ll have a video up soon with some specific areas to foam roll that most people should be hitting.