In this post:
- how to release tight pec muscles.
- how to use the tiny softer knobs of the Gator by RumbleRoller to release the tightness in the superficial layers of the myofascia.
Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.
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Hey Nick Ortego here. I’m going to show
you how you use this. It’s called the
Gator from rumble roller. It’s got these
little knobs on it. I’m going to show
you how to use it to release the pecs.
The benefit of these little knob: they don’t
dig too deep. They kind of hit more of
the superficial layers of fascia
and just those layers underneath the
skin. If they’re tight they can also
affect your movement just as much as the deeper tissues. The way did I do this.
Lay it on the side of my body kind of parallel with
me and I take front side of
my shoulder and lay onto it with my arm
out to the side like this. So I’m here
like that. I take my left arm and start to
push left side of my body up shifting
weight on to the Gator like that. I can
also use my left arm to roll a little
bit back and forth. I can also roll my
shoulder up and down this way I’m just
using my torso to have kind of a sawing
effect on these pectoral muscles right
here. The pectoral muscles are tight
superficial layers of the fascia and skin
tend to be tight as well from having
prolonged desk jockey positions or
driving. Whatever you may do
occupationally that makes those muscles
tight. You line it up here lay on the
floor, manipulate your body with your arm
and your torso to have kind of a sawing
effect in there kind of rubbing them and
it’s perfect for that kind of myofascial
in any place where the thicker knobs of
the rumble roller would dig too deep just
because the muscles aren’t that thick.
Give that a try let me know if you got
any benefit from it and if you do just
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