Last Updated on March 11, 2013 by Jimson Lee
If you liked the 7 Squats Tip video by Eric Cressey last month, you’ll
like love his simple demonstration on how to use a foam roller and tennis ball.
By now, if you are following the series, you’ll realize the target audience is for those who can’t afford their own full time physiotherapist at home and on the road.
I talked about foam rollers and massage sticks in several past articles:
- Massage, Recovery, and Massage Sticks
- Self Massage and the Foam Roller
- Foam Roller Exercises
- Videos of the Top 5 Foam Roller Exercises
Here is the concise Eric Cressey video on YouTube (you love his comic noir or hidden satire in the video… you’ll have to listen very carefully)
In the video, he massages his hips and gleuts with a tennis ball. I prefer to do the same exercise, but with the foam roller first to get a general rub. Then I will use a tennis ball for more specific work.
Same for my calves and Achilles, but I cross my legs and balance on one foot to get more weight pressing down on the foam roller.