Posted On:11/30/2009 5:49pm
Style: Mixed Martial Arts
Originally Posted by littleoldme
My favourite use for them, and one that has helped me recover from crippling (literally) plantar fasiitis and various other foot problems is simply to roll the balls under my feet. I start with a largish ball, bit bigger then a tennis ball, then move down to smaller, harder balls. It feels lovely, you get a fantastic foot massage and it's very energising.
Try touching your toes and measure how far you can reach, then do the above exercise and try to touch your toes again. Our physio at work uses this technique with some of the more inflexible clients, and the effect is really impressive.
Posted On:12/11/2009 11:13am
Style: Tae Kwon-Do, Fencing
I like this approach to training. I wonder, would massaging and slapping the muscles be a good way to prepare them for this more intense form of scar destruction?
How do elenchus?
Posted On:12/21/2009 4:27pm
Style: gah, transition again
Originally Posted by Deadmeat
For a cheap alternative, try going to a foam and rubber supplier - here in Australia, there's a store called Clark's Foam and Rubber that will custom make basically anything you specify out of foam and/or rubber. You can choose the size, color, and density of the foam rod you want, and they'll cut it to size for you.
I actually heard Clark's Foam and Rubber didn't have the goods when it came to home-made foam rollers. Maybe my coach wasn't looking hard enough!
Santeria Claus - holy ****, you heard a deep-tissue tearing noise? Sounds like something ripped, not in a good way. Nodes and trigger points don't make noises, at least not when released.
Last edited by socratic; 12/21/2009 4:32pm at .
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