You may have seen the foam rollers laying around the gym, but do you know how to use them? Self-myofascial Release (SMR) is one of the most effective, efficient, and inexpensive ways to keep your joints and muscles healthy, which in turn leads to better fitness gains!
Centennial CrossFit will be hosting a clinic teaching the Alexander Method of SMR this weekend, on Sunday, October 7th. This clinic is open to the public, and anyone interested in improving their health and performance, or in helping their clients to do so, is encouraged to attend!
Participants will learn how to perform SMR exercises correctly, which exercises to use in what circumstances, and how to know if they need to contact their physician or physical therapist rather than treating themselves.
The investment to attend the course starts at only $145, which includes a full day of instruction (8:00 am to 4:00 pm), a download of the 85-page instruction manual, and an SMR ball. Students have the option to upgrade to include a printed manual or additional SMR tools such as a Rumble Roller for an additional fee.
Lisa Clayton, LMT, the owner and head therapist at Rabbit's Foot Wellness, recommends self-myofascial release to her clients. "SMR is a great way to keep your muscles relaxed between massage appointments, so you save money, and you also allow the massage therapist to really get into your trouble spots during your appointment".
Personal trainers, sports coaches, and wellness professionals recommend SMR as a way to improve health more quickly while reducing the risk of injury. Whether you're a runner, a martial artist, or just want to improve your bench press, come see how SMR can help you; click for information about the SMR clinic for information or to register!