Sore No More: Foam Rolling Tips for Runners
As your foot strikes the ground, your hamstrings contract to counterbalance the forward motion of your body. "Sometimes pushing too hard too soon can cause a strain in them," Dr. Metzl says.
- Sit on floor, back of right knee atop roller, palms flat near hips. Cross left ankle over right ankle and lean torso back slightly.
- Roll body forward until roller reaches glutes; roll back to start. Continue for 60 seconds. Switch sides; repeat.
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