Using the Grid: for Runners
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Using the Grid: for Runners

Ouch! Is this the noise you make when a physio or gym instructor presses on your IT band? I know that was me several months ago.

Can you relate?

If so, I'm pleased to introduce to you your best friend :-) Is it the foam roller? No, it's even better, it's THE GRID.

The Grid is a tube-like object and when used on a consistent basis, I promise you it will transform your running and your day-to-day comfort. And who doesn't want that?

You may have heard of foam rollers, so what's the difference? A foam roller compresses over time, whereas the Grid is hollow with little protruding nobbly bits. These little bumps really know how to access our tight muscles. So all in all the Grid will not only last a lot longer, (saving £££'s) but also say good bye to nasty knots fast.

So how to use it in the most effective way?

Watch this video and find out. For the sake of time, (we all like quick and easy how-to's) I show 3 of the 5 muscle groups you can target. But it's up to you. You know which part of your body is the tightest, so be your own physio for a moment and dive into the world of Grid.

The other 2 great areas to target, would be the hamstrings and quads. You can use the same technique as is shown in the video.

Let me know what you think. Maybe you've found other ways to use your Grid.

Want to leave a comment? I'll be looking out for them :-)

Have a wonderful day. And if you have a race coming up soon, enjoy it, because YOU are a hero!

All the very best,

These are exercises that we've found very useful and want to share with our customers. But we're not certified instructors. Always consult your specialist before beginning any exercise programme. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these exercises, stop and consult your healthcare provider.

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