This ‘workout’ is intended to restore mobility to soft tissues of your body including muscles, ligaments and tendons. Our muscles and ligaments should be MOBILE and supple. All too often, they are not and this will limit your range of motion as well as increase pain. I love to “roll-out” in the morning before heading to the office and at night before I go to bed. A great side-effect of “rolling-out” is that it squeezes stagnant blood out of large leg muscles and back into circulation. The result is a remarkable sense of well-being following the foam rolling session.
If you have a weak core you will find this to be challenging. Another hidden benefit: a basic core workout.
Yes, this is supposed to hurt (the muscles).