Core Performance – the foam roll
My new Core Performance routine has many interesting things to do daily. One is the foam roller. It looks so easy in the pictures – take the foam roller and roll various body parts over it. It is so hard – an not very comfortable. Some movements even hurt! I broke a sweat trying to get my body over that roll for the specified number of repetitions. It is supposed to feel like a massage, but at least the Core Performance guy admits that there can be “uncomfortable moments”. Not all the movements hurt – the hamstring roll felt quite nice:
The guy in the picture is Mark Verstegen, the Core Performance guy. He visits adidas in Portland every once in a while. We in Spartanburg get to read about it on the intranet.
While the hamstring roll wasn’t bad, the hardest one was the Lat foam roll. It was utterly ridiculous. If I had any guts I would video tape myself doing it. I can’t even imagine what I looked like trying to do this. It is surprising difficult. Core Performance did not have any pictures, here is another random person:
There were about 6 foam roll exercises that I had to do. Hopefully this will only come up a couple of times a week.
Tomorrow more Core and 4 miles running. It looks like it will finally not be cold during my run.
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