A few points to note ...

If your gym habits have seen years of ‘end of session’ abs routines, whether it be static positions like planks or more questionable exercises such as painful pushes through hundreds of crunches then your abs might need a little self care. 

Yes, you’ve suffered and sweated all those hours in the hope of looking good, but what if I told you it could be those rock hard abs that are actually contributing to your stooping posture or incessant shoulder irritations? Not to worry, this technique (and next mondays too) are aimed at fixing that.

It’s simple, take your trusty massage ball (yes you should already be familiar with our ball from the first videos in this series) although this time you might need the next size up, find a space on a hard floor, and sit down. Now you need to identify the crescent shaped muscle tissue at the top of your abs (you’ll feel it just below the bones of your rib cage). We will be massaging the middle of this tissue on each side. 

Roll on to your side, place the ball on the spot to be massaged and lie down on to the ball. You’ll probably want to cross your hands and rest your head somewhere comfortable. This could be quite painful so make sure you ease your weight on to the ball with care. Similarly it’s imperative not to press on the bones of the ribcage and only on the muscle tissue below. 

Maintain relaxed breathing with long exhales whilst you wait for the ball to break down any fibrotic tissues. This could take anything from 40 seconds to 4 minutes before the discomfort of the massage dissipates. Now repeat this technique on the other side.

 

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