Get us on our back (which is just as easy as you think it would be) and you’ll discover one thing: We have almost zero flexibility. We couldn’t put our legs in the air if our virginity loss depended on it.
Sure, we work out daily, yet the act of stretching pre- and post-exercise is just so tedious and boring. But as we get older, we’re realizing just how important it is.
Even more crucial is increasing circulation and relieving muscle tension through self-massage (and no, that’s not what it sounds like).
Our chiropractor has long sung the praises of foam rollers for performing myofascial release therapy, but toting around a big hunk of cylindrical foam can be more than a bit cumbersome.
That’s not the case with the new Trigger Point Massage GRID Mini, a unique foam roller designed in Austin, home to cool indie bands and, now, people with really loose calf muscles.
Unlike other rollers, this one will never lose its shape and it attaches to your gym bag or backpack with ease. It’s simple to incorporate into your regular workout routine, too.
We’ve only been using it for a few days and we’re looser than ever.
90-degree-angle hamstrings, here we come!
Trigger Point GRID Mini, $24.99
Available in black, pink or orange