Staying fit, healthy and active are what most runners strive to achieve. Incorporating BLACKROLL® exercises into your training routine is a great way in which to improve mobility, prevents injuries and supports recovery.
When used correctly, BLACKROLL® can help to restore elasticity to your fascia, including the connective tissue surrounding the muscles, joints and bones. Along with stretching and cross training, this will keep you in perfect shape for trail running adventures, whether you are a recreational runner, a weekend warrior or an experienced marathoner chasing a new personal record.
The following exercises show how you can use BLACKROLL® products to help prevent the most common running injuries and to speed up recovery after a hard training session.
Tip #1: PLANTAR FASCIA
The Plantar Fascia is a ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. When it is strained, it can cause uncomfortable heel pain. Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common running injuries.
The BLACKROLL® BALL, BLACKROLL® MINI or BLACKROLL® TWISTER can help with recovery and may aid in preventing this condition.
Start by standing upright.
Position the BLACKROLL® MINI or BALL under the sole of your foot.
Roll back and forth with your foot from heel to toes.
Apply pressure on different areas of your feet (heel, ball, right
and left side) be working with your balance point. Then change sides. You can also use the BLACKROLL® TWISTER.