Release Those Knots In The Muscle Using A Kettlebell

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!

 

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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