Well as the saying goes, ” If you fail to plan-plan to fail.”
Here in New England, we had a pretty interesting wind storm on Sunday night which left a lot of people without power. This included the gym on one day, so after my Sunday Post about Weekly Fitness Plans I had to reassess my “plan.”
Wednesday- ended up being a recovery day for me. I was planning on getting to the gym, but child care options were not available so I decided to work on some lingering knots and sore areas I need to pay more attention to.
So this WWW simply put included…
Foam Rolling – Most major muscle groups. Quads, Hamstrings, ITBand, Calves, Glutes, Lats, Upper Back. Taking time to use the foam roller to hit trigger points, and really release tension in these areas.
Lacrosse Ball Work on – Hips, Glutes, Lats, Rhomboid Area, and Pecs.- Taking time to use the lacrosse ball to put pressure on to knots or areas that are particularly tight
Band Work- Dislocates, banded Squats, Hamstring stretch, Shoulder work. Using the band as a tool for increasing range of motion or putting counter pressure on tight areas.
PVC Work & Empty Barbell Work – Overhead Squats, Drop Snatches, SOTS presses. Exactly what I described. 3×15 of each.
I spent a good hour to hour and a half working on these movements, and that was it for recovery day!
What are your favorite mobility exercises?