Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mobility Project and Foam Rollers

Hey Everyone,

So Chris told me about the Mobility Project a couple of weeks ago, but it wasn't until yesterday that I actually started...and my GOSH does this stuff make a difference.

I don't know if I can describe this properly, but the Mobility Project, (or mobility wod as their blog is called) focuses on the fact that athletes and individuals that train, generally have issues with trigger points/knots that develop, and a limited range of motion. These two things can lead to injury and prevent you from achieving your best. So the guy that does this, Kelley Starrett from San Fransisco Crossfit recorded an exercise every day for 365 days (actually longer since he's still doing it) that helps in addressing these issues. And he's not a hack, he has a Doctor of Physio Therapy and is really good at explaining issues.

You can find episode 1 here:


I also got a foam roller on the weekend and have been using it the past couple of days to work out knots in my back and legs. After doing both the exercise (or WorkoutOftheDay if you will) and the foam roller exercises last night I woke up this morning feeling Fan-freakin-tastic...which doesn't usually happen ever.

Not going to lie foam rolling kills, but it feels amazing after, as do these exercises. Just a little bit of self-torture to help brighten up your day!

(Oh and I got the foam roller from the Running Room.Shawn C. might know where else you can pick one up, I remember him telling about it back in the run club days)

1 comment:

  1. I think the Foam roller you got me is curing my shin splints. After 2 1/2 years, I am getting relief!!! I think it was a really bad knot that's been stuck there since way way back at March.