Productive vs. Painful – how to use the lacrosse ball for mobility

This could be a follow up to the post on Focused Practice because you are leaving a lot on the table when you use the lacrosse ball (LAX) for your self-myofascial release.

You tend to do the exact same spots in the exact same way over and over again. You probably saw some results early on and then you just stopped paying attention and went into autopilot mode.

Let’s get more return on your SMR investment by getting in there a little more.

Let me walk you through a few hidden gems you can hit with the LAX – they will rock your SMR world, you will be surprised how 2cm to the right of your ‘hip flexor’ spot there will be a trigger point the size of a Rubik’s Cube.

Let me show you where it is…

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Remember, the goal is not to make it hurt as much as possible, the goal is to scour the muscle and find those knotty (or naughty) areas, then work on helping that tissue remodel into a more supple version of its current self.

Stay off bony prominences, you are not going to remodel bone
Stay off your innards, you are not trying to remodel your liver or colon.
Stay off your neurovascular bundles – behind the knee, crook of the elbow, arm pit.

Got it?

I will catch you later.