Easy Range Of Motion Exercise

Easy Range Of Motion Exercise If you have a competition coming up where an 8% to 10% increase in range of motion lasting for about 10 minutes might give you an edge, try this simple exercise from a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

Scientists recruited 11 healthy men in the 20s to test the effects of self-myofascial release. After determining maximum quadriceps contraction force and knee joint range of motion, they had half of these subjects guide their quads over a log-sized foam roll. Doing this simple bodyweight exercise for a minute or two was enough to increase range of motion 8% to 10% for up to 10 minutes compared to the control group.

True Strength Moment: This technique could provide an effective edge for track and field athletes who perform jumps and might also add something to a plyometric box jumping routine. If you think about it, we're sure you can think of any number of ways to work an extended range of motion to your advantage.
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