By Christian Fernández
Today I want to present a tool that you can be very useful both to prevent overloading and to recover from workouts: Grid Roller of Triggerpoint brand. This “loop” was created by Cassidy Phillips, specializing in biomechanics and diagnosed with Fibromyalgia athlete who began researching on how to modify your workout to lose the pains suffered through muscle and facial work. So he invented inter alia Grid.
This loop is wrapped in a high density foam with reliefs that make it more or less hard rigid cylinder. Try to simulate the application of massage by hands, arm, fingers; getting the massage effect reaches perform dilation i elfecto relaxation of the musculature. It can also be used for exercise but not today speak of that use.
How is to be used:
It’s pretty simple. We have to stop the roller rolling over in a few minutes i start to notice muscle pain which indicates that deep massage is being performed. Usually between 3-5 minutes per muscle group may be sufficient to feel the relaxation, but also depend on how we are loaded. I recommend using especially after workouts where there has been a good muscular load, once completed training can be used about 15 minutes and you will see how the feeling is very nice once the session.
It is important that detectéis muscle areas accustom to suffer more overhead and incidáis around with the Grid. Using the Grid does not have to be a reason for not visiting your “Physio” trust, but it can help you maintain a better state i evitaréis muscle injury.
There are other brands and models that can be used and serve like not having the same design. Although I’ve tried, so far, this is the one I like
I leave some links where you can see how you can use:
About Christian Fernandez (@christian_osteo)
Physiotherapist and Osteopath established reputation. His career has always been linked to sport and its relationship with the Spanish waterpolo is a good proof. He joined the staff of Spanish women’s water polo Olympic team silver medalist who proclaimed in past Olympic games in London 2012 and took gold in world of BCN. In addition to treating players Spanish water polo team has also helped in his recovery professional players like Juan Chela among others.
Christian Fernández is also the physiotherapist BIWPA, and currently has embarked on a new project: FIOS. It is a company created for the purpose of disseminating training for physiotherapists and osteopaths, quality and a personal touch.