Sunday, 16 March 2014

Fitness banking

I've invested in a lot of fitness related products over the years. Things like lifting gloves, hand grippers, battling ropes, gliders, trx, fat gripz, powerball, a dipping belt and many more! Some I've felt like I've just thrown my money away, others definitely have their place. I was just thinking about which one I would say I've had the most returns from my investment on, the result.....



The trigger point grid! This foam roller has been a fantastic, key tool in my training as well as every single one of my clients! Getting down on one of these things will help with recovery, mobilty, postural correction, flexibility and de-knotting the muscles. This act of rolling your muscles over the roller is know as self-myofascial release (SMR). When the pressure of the body against the roller is sustained on a trigger point the Golgi tendon organs (GTO) will turn off muscle spindle activity, allowing the muscle fibres to stretch, realign and relax. They can also be used as a great core training tool. Well worth the cash if you ask me....