Lacross Balls can be used as an easy and cheap recovery tool. They can be used as a massage device that works out trigger points and aches and pains all over your body. It is a form of myofascial release, similar to what happens when you get a massage, but you can do yourself. The great thing about a lacross ball is the size, unlike a foam roller, Lacross Balls can get into small tight spots and is easily moved because of the circular shape.
So how does this work you ask? It is very simple. All you need is a wall or floor and a lacross ball. Place the ball between you and the wall and apply pressure on your knots or muscle you wish to work on. While apply pressure slowly move the ball around the area and play with the amount of pressure you want to apply to the area.
The most common area's to work on are the back and shoulders, but you can use this anywhere. The added benefits of performing these movements before or after exercise is; increased range of motion, improved muscle performance, decrease fatigue after exercise, and decrease soreness after exercise.
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