DAY 2 – FIVE DAYS TO HEALTHIER & STRONGER RUNNER’S BODY
Flexibility, Foam Rolling, Goal Setting & Maintaining A Positive Mental Attitude
Today’s Challenge Assignment is at the bottom of this post.
Today we’re going to work two pillars of the 4 X Runner’s routine. We’ll work on our flexibility and I’ll show you some great daily exercises that do a great job to relieve muscle soreness and speed the healing & recovery process after your workouts. There’s also two short downloads below this video.
The ability to maintain a positive mental attitude can help keep you motivated to train despite any obstacles you may face. We’re also going to cover goal setting. When you combine action habits, with realistic & SMART running goals, you have a good chance of staying motivated and ultimately, enjoying success.
Today’s healthy routine is important because flexibility is essential to staying injury-free and having a strong, powerful stride.
In order to perform today’s challenge task, you will need 7-8’ x 1/2″- 3/4″ rope and a foam roller. If you don’t have the rope, use a dog leash or jump rope. You may be able to find a foam roller at your gym..
Today’s Challenge Tasks:
1) Active Isolated Stretches (AIS) & rope stretches that should become a daily part of your routine.
Watch the following video to the see the stretches that I complete daily.
2) After you watch the video and complete your AIS, then I want you to watch the 2nd video about foam rolling. How to complete – foam rolling exercises
You can also click over to the blog post that I completed a few years ago for images and a full discussion about the importance of foam rolling.
Any questions???? Please reach out to me inside our FB group. This is more efficient in case someone else has the same question.