Foam rolling exercises can be a great way to warm up and cool down before and after a TRX workout. In addition to helping improve mobility and overall flexibility, foam rolling helps alleviate soreness, reduces inflammation that occurs during the muscle repair process and aids in muscle repair recovery so you’ll be ready to crush your next workout.
Keep reading below to learn our favourite before/after TRX exercises!
Before a TRX Workout
Upper Back Roll
Place the foam roller under your shoulder blades and slowly roll up and down your upper back. This exercise can help release tension in your upper back and prepare you for TRX rows and pull-ups.
Lie face down on the foam roller and slowly roll up and down your thighs. Focus on any areas that feel particularly tight. Aim to roll from the top of the hip bone, down to the knee in slow, steady passes. This exercise can help loosen up your quads and prepare you for TRX lunges and squats.
IT Band Roll
Lie on your side with the foam roller under your hip and slowly roll up and down the side of your thigh. Perform each side for 30 seconds. This exercise can help release tension in your IT band and prepare you for TRX side lunges and curtsy lunges.
After a TRX Workout
Sit on the foam roller with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Cross one ankle over the opposite knee and slowly roll over your glutes, focusing on areas that feel particularly tight or tender. This exercise can help release tension in your glutes and hamstrings after TRX squats and lunges.
Sit with the foam roller under your calves and slowly roll up and down your legs. This exercise can help release tension in your calves after TRX jump squats and lunges.
Lie on your side with the foam roller under your armpit and slowly roll up and down your side. This exercise can help release tension in your lats after TRX rows and pull-ups.
By performing these foam rolling exercises before or after your TRX workout, you can help to increase your flexibility, reduce muscle soreness, and improve your overall performance.
Remember to always listen to your body and adjust the intensity and duration of each foam rolling exercise as needed!
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