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2014/11/18 19:01:25 (permalink)

How do I keep the foam roller positioned straight?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlqRPdju1gQ
 
Whenever I use the foam roller to roll my hip flexors, I have so much trouble keeping it as straight as the guy in this video does. Even though I only use the roller on my hips for about 1 minute 2-3 times a week, once I have finished with it and I move my body of the roller, the foam roller always looks diagonal. I honestly didn't think it mattered until someone at the gym told me it was unsafe when he saw that my foam roller had moved from straight to kinda diagonal once I had finished rolling my hip flexors. Any help in regards to keeping the foam roller straight when rolling my hip flexors would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Re: How do I keep the foam roller positioned straight? 2014/11/18 20:50:06 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby The_Lone_Wolf 2014/11/18 21:19:51
It's difficult to roll on your hip flexors. Stretching them is much more effective.

You can also lie on a hocket ball just inside your ASIS (google it).

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Re: How do I keep the foam roller positioned straight? 2014/11/18 20:50:07 (permalink)
Did he say why it is unsafe to do this?
 
Think its just a matter of practice, I haven't had this issue my self.

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Re: How do I keep the foam roller positioned straight? 2014/11/18 20:51:35 (permalink)
I didn't watch the video but what wayne is refering to is hyper extension of the lumbar spine, which isn't ideal.

It's like doing a plank with no abs ativation and hips sinking towards the ground.

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Re: How do I keep the foam roller positioned straight? 2014/11/18 21:07:38 (permalink)
Cheers I can visualise that now.
 
If someone corrects me when I am training I always get them to explain what they mean.
Not that happens much now as I train at home.
So the O.P. is better to keep abs tight when doing this.
 
The guy in the video looks safe in this regard.

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Re: How do I keep the foam roller positioned straight? 2014/11/20 17:39:03 (permalink)
Cool thanks guys. I guess it's just safer to keep the abs tight when doing foam rolling in general for the lower body 
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Re: How do I keep the foam roller positioned straight? 2014/11/21 17:15:31 (permalink)
And even though my hips kind of sink into the ground when I am rolling my quads and hip flexors,  they feel heaps looser so hey I guess I must be doing something right :)
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