Loosen up your neck and shoulders
Here I am in one of my favorite places in the world- on a soccer field. I brought my favorite #triggerpointroller, and I have had a TON of clients lately with anywhere from rotator cuff problems to recovering from breast cancer surgery to tight necks….all of them have been coming in with super tight, locked up sort of shoulder areas. This has been the magic trifecta of ways to scrub and get these three spots to let go.
Get at the pecs!
Number one spot, and they are all sort of awkward and weird so hang in there with me, but number one spot is your pec muscle. Remember your pec muscle attaches here on your chest and comes over and attaches on the inside of the top of the arm. You’re going to shoot for this spot right here, and you’re going to take your #roller, and you’re going to try and scrub that very spot right in there. Remember that the muscle fibers run across the chest this way, so if you go perpendicularly to them, that will scrub them and get them to let go. You’ll go after the #fascia that way. Okay, so that is number one spot.
Go for the bicep groove!
Number two spot is actually the top of the #bicep tendon. The bicep, as you know, comes up the front of the arm here. You’re going to go after the #bicep muscle itself, and also where it attaches. Sort of in the groove where the tendon attaches. Here on down. You’re going to take that little turkey, and you’re going to go for that bicep and the top of the bicep groove. Again, you’re going to have to get up and over the top of your#roller to dig into that.
Then on to the shoulder blade
Third and final spot. You’ve got your shoulder blade. It sits here; the outside edge. That outside edge every time I time I poke that on everybody to try and get it to move they go, “Eeeeee!” “Eeeeeeh!” 🙂
So, I want you to take that shoulder blade spot and you’re going to put it on the outside edge of your #roller and again you’re going to scrub across it. You’ll find tight spots right away. All you have to do is lean back a little bit more so you can find that tight spot. Once you find a tight spot, just dig in there and scrubbitty scrubbitty scrub.
“How long?” you ask. Well, my favorite minute and a half is always the magic amount of time. Here on the ground is a little bit tricky; you might want to actually try an elevated platform like a couch or an ottoman or even the side of the bed.
Try scrubbing those three spots: Pec, bicep, and the outside edge of that shoulder blade. So thats your quick fitness tip for today to break loose that whole shoulder and help it feel about a thousand times better.
Okay! Here’s to balance, strength, and happiness! This is Laura Coleman with justmuscles.net and we’ll see you next time.