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✖️ Tight Quads, Hate Foam Rolling?
👉🏽 Tight quadriceps or aching in the front of your thighs? A simple routine of rolling the quads out with a barbell can relive your pain, improve flexibility and help your performance.
👉🏽 This is a GREAT alternative to foam rolling your quads! Not gonna lie though, equally as painful, if not more!… BUT hugely efficient in releasing tension!
👉🏽 WHY bother??
– When our quads are tight they lose their elasticity and it puts tension on the joints.
– If tight quad muscles are partnered with weaker hamstrings muscles this could result in an injury to the Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) – more common than you think.
– As your hip flexors lie next to your quads, a tight or injured quad can pull down on the hip flexor, with dangerous consequences. This causes the hip flexor to tilt the pelvis forward which effects the alignment of your hips.
– This tilt of the pelvis causes hyper extension at the knees and an increases the curve in your lower back, which places unwanted pressure on your vertebrae and can lead to injury in both your knees and your back.
👉🏽 Enjoy the pain! The more you do it the less painful it will become 😉
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