Kettlebell's are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment available in a gym, they can be swung, held, carried and lifted, and they can even be used as a tool for self myofascial release. Self myofascial release is a posh word for self massage, with different methods including rollers, massage balls, lacrosse balls and even golf balls for the small knots…Ouch!
Next time you stretch out and try to relieve those muscles of unwanted knots, aches and scar tissue, try using the trusty Kettlebell. For best results grab a moderate weight Kettlebell (relative to your total bodyweight and muscle size) and take a seat on the floor. Hold the Kettlebell on your quad and begin to role it around, if/when you find a knot or lump in the muscle hold the Kettlebell on it until it begins to yield and disperse. Next try placing the Kettlebell on the floor on its side, position yourself so that one of your glutes (butt cheek) is over it and gently sit down onto the Kettlebell. Use your bodyweight to control the pressure needed, whilst maintaining balance with your hands behind you against the floor.
Keep those muscles supple and knot free for optimal power and elasticity. After all, optimal power comes from strength and agility combined!