Tensor fasciae latae foam roll (SMR)

STRETCH

What is it and benefits?

Tensor Fascia Latae-SMR (Self-Myofascial Release) is a beginner stretch that increases flexibility and relieves tension in the upper thigh muscle where the thigh meets the pelvis using a foam roller.


Who should perform it?

This exercise may be performed by healthy exercisers who have no low back problems or CORE weakness.


Getting Started:

Lie face-down with the upper thighs on top of the foam roller. Suck in the tummy in an effort to make the navel touch the spine. Squeeze the hips together.


How to Do the Exercise:

Gently position the foam roller on a tender spot. Stay on this spot until 75% of the discomfort is relieved. Reposition the roller until another tender spot is located. Switch to the other side of the leg and repeat.


Be Safe!

Maintain good spinal alignment, keep the hips squeezed, and keep the tummy pulled in throughout the exercise

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