This release provides an amazing release to restore rotation through the upper back. Done in stages, you will improve range of motion in the shoulders, upper back whilst acknowledging the connection to the hips. You will also feel deeply relaxed. For those of us stuck at the desk or participating in sports that rotate in one direction only (such as cricket) or take us forward (such as hockey) this release is must! No props required.
Use the Franklin Balls to hydrate and mobilise the hamstrings and connective tissues. Quick and easy this release will instantly restore length and relaxation. Take a moment to sit on the floor before and observe the way your pelvis sits on the ground - can you feel your sit bones? Do you feel uncomfortable? Complete the release and compare again. Use this release in isolation or to relieve tension before and after training or a long day at the desk.
This release will hydrate the tissues of the feet and help to improve mobility. Your feet are hanging off your hips so the impact of this release will potentially be felt all the through to hips and low back. Take the time to compare one foot to the other - amazing!! Although a little more effective standing, this release can be done seated so can easily be done under the desk throughout the day.
Release and hydrate calves quickly and effectively using the Franklin Balls. This release is done kneeling so not suitable if that is not possible. This area is notoriously tight and can have a negative effect on movement patterns, recruitment of other muscle groups such as glutes and of course contribute to foot and joint pain. This release is effective on it's own and also as preparation for other stretches or movements you may be doing to maintain healthy calves.
A simple, gentle and very effective release of the hips flexors and other muscles of the hip using the Franklin Balls. This will release all of the tension in the hips and low back using imagery and relaxation for maximum benefit. Lie on the floor before you commence this release - notice how your pelvis is feeling on the floor. Check in again after the release and notice the truly incredible difference. This release is a great way for the "desk dweller" to relieve the tension that can accumulate through hours of sitting and is just as valuable for an athlete looking for maximum performance and recovery.
Use the foam roller to hydrate and lengthen the notoriously tight muscles and connective tissues of the inner thigh. This area can be associated with hip dysfunction, knee pain and poor movement patterns if not moving well. Work at the level that suits you. Although commonly tender, the aim is not to feel excessive pain but to gently encourage the release of these tissues.