Foam Roller: Hips, Glutes, & Sacrum

I’ve been banging on about the importance of mobility in the golf swing, particularly in the glutes and hips, for a while now. Here’s a foam roller sequence from Amanda’s COREner showing you another way to get yours up to scratch. Check it out.

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Hello!  Thanks for visiting with me today!!  I’ve got a question for you–do you use a foam roller?

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If so, is the roller your friend or your foe?  Perhaps it depends upon what body part you’re rolling…

When I’m using my roller to open up my chest and arms, it is definitely my friend.  Like my very best friend.  Ahhh.

But when I’m rolling out my tensor of fascia latas andiliotibial bands, it’s more likely my foe.  Grrr.

For me, today’s foam roller sequence falls somewhere in between friend and foe, but it usually lands closer to the friend side.  I’ll be curious to learn where it lies on the spectrum for you!

Rolling out the sacrum, glutes, and the hip external rotators will help relieve low back pain, sacro-iliac (SI) joint pain, and lessen or eradicate sciatica.  These exercises will also open up tight…

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