We are back with the 2nd installment of our Forgotten Keys to Fat Loss!!!
If you missed Part 1, check it out here: Part 1
Onto part 2…
Classic scenario: Go to the gym. Skip the warm up and start hammering your body with heavy bench presses, curls, or some intense treadmill runs. Finish your workout and walk right out the door hoping the foam rollers don’t catch you ignoring them.
This is another awesome way to get yourself injured and debilitate yourself from working out for a long ass period of time.
If you don’t roll out your muscles or stretch them after a tough workout, over time the tissues will start to get hard making you more susceptible to strains and tears. Think of it like a frozen rubber band. If you freeze a rubber band then take it out and try stretching it right away, it will break almost immediately. I know…great analogy right??Now, if its warm and you do it, the band will be a lot stronger and harder to rip.
Your muscles work the same way!!!
Do this: Take 10 minutes before or after your workout to roll out your muscles with a foam roller or some type of ball. After your workout, take 5-10 minutes to stretch out and do some deep breathing. This doesn’t even have to be done right away. You can stretch and do some breathing techniques right before bed, which will also help you sleep better.
By the way…if you don’t have a foam roller, we sell them at FAST!!! And, have a packet to help guide you through how to do everything! Just ask!
Get on it!
I will be back in the next couple days with part 2! So keep an eye out!
-Tommy Treslo, PN 1 Director of Adult Fitness & Nutrition at FAST