Some days I wonder how I ever lived without a foam roller. At the end of the day, taking a moment to roll out a few spots on my body can make a huge difference in the way I feel. Foam rolling is simple and effective. Not only is it awesome for releasing the body, it's also a great tool for building strength.

Over the next 5 weeks I'll be sharing some foam rolling exercises, stretches and releases that you can do at home. I'm calling it the Foam Roller Fiesta! {insert Mariachi music here}

Today we're foam rolling the back of the ribcage. Massaging the back of the ribs with the foam roller helps to mobilize the ribs and thoracic spine, and it opens up the breath. Not only is it one of my personal favorite spots to roll, but my clients love it too!

If you don't have a foam roller, I recommend going to your local sporting goods store to find one. I recommend a soft or medium density roller.  If you'd like to order online, I recommend the following: OPTP Soft Pro Roller (Soft Density) or Power Systems Premium Eva Foam Roller (Medium Density).

Once you've tried the ribcage roll, let me know how it felt for you in the comments below.



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