Static Stretching 101

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Foam Rolling: Foam rolling does not stretch your muscles, but instead, works out the knots you’ve built up in your body from daily activity. This is best used prior to a workout to make sure you are not working with tight, knotted muscles. Check out the following foam rolling activities:FL_EmilyStretch_700x365_calffoamrollCalf Foam Roll: Place the foam roll perpendicular and underneath your calf, crossing your other calf on top. Either press down on the top leg or lift your hips off the floor for a deeper feeling. Roll back and forth on your calf until you feel a tight spot, better known as a knot. Stop on this spot and hold it there until you feel the feeling decrease, about 90 seconds – 3 minutes.