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A Foam Roller makes a difference in your workout - Fitness Friday #99.

A Foam Roller makes a difference in your workout – Fitness Friday #99.

A Foam Roller makes a difference in your workout – Fitness Friday #99.

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2, and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools—any golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

Golf Blog by the Mel Sole Golf School.

Our host Carolina Romero aka The Fit Golfer Girl, is assisted by Domenic Pompile, PT, CSCS from Vado Physical Therapy, to help you understand how the Foam Roller can help you in your golf workout and as a warmup before your round!

Q: Should I use a Foam Roller before teeing off? And for how long?     A: 7 to 8 minutes should be about right.

Q: Should I use a Foam Roller before working out?  A: This is a great way to stretch and warm up the body before starting your workout!

Foam Roller Workout every golfer should be doing.

Quad Foam Roll:

Place the roller underneath the thighs.  Gently roll along the length of the thigh, putting gentle pressure on the muscles to stretch and lengthen.  When you find a tender spot, stay on the spot for about 20 or 30 seconds.

IT Band Foam Roll:

As with the Quad Foam Roll, move along the outer thigh (or IT Band) in a steady motion, pausing for 20 to 30 seconds when you hit a tender spot.

Hip Flexor Foam Roll:

Lay on your stomach, supporting yourself with your forearms.  Place foam roller just inside the boney notch in the front of your hip.  Maintain for 20 to 30 seconds when you find a tender spot. Repeat on the other side.

Glute Foam Roll:

Place your butt on top of the roller, assume a figure 4 position with the legs, roll back until you find that tender spot, and hold for 20 or 30 seconds.  Repeat on the other side.

Subscapularis Roll:

Assume a side-lying position with the foam roller right into the armpit.  Start by maintaining pressure on the armpit and begin to slide the arm away from the body. Hold for a few seconds before returning the arm towards the foam roller.

Thoracic Spine Roll:

Lie down face-up, placing the foam roller between the shoulder blades. Put your hands behind your head and slowly drive your elbows towards the floor.  Move the roller along your back, holding for 20 to 30seconds on any tender spots.

Pec Minor Foam Roll:

Assume a face-down position over the foam roller, trying to get the roller’s edge into the upper chest portion. Then, slowly move to a different area once you feel the tightness release upward or downward by just a few inches.

Source: Carolina Romero    Fit Golfer Girl   Dominic Pompile   Mel Sole Golf School

Thanks for watching – A Foam Roller makes a difference in your workout – Fitness Friday #99.

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