.RELIEVING TENSION IN UPPER BACK AND SHOULDERS
There was a little bit of discussion on Sunday's post about using the "taper" days of the half marathon training plan to help with fatigue that you might be experiencing in your back and core on longer runs. One way to do this is through foam rolling. It will help relieve tension in your upper back and shoulders.
Check out an addition to the RESOURCES page Foam Rolling Section: Under Armor™ MyFitnessPal; by Shane Bernard. This 5 minute routine starts with the legs. Numbers 5 and 6 demonstrate how to "roll" the upper back and upper shoulders.
"5 Minute Warm-up With A Foam Roller "
(embedded YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCj1dvTwOF0)
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