Fuzzy Balls Aren’t So Bad After All
Turns out, tennis balls are my new BFFs. In the stretching program Hockey Playing Husband got me (I’ve done it two days in a row, people!) it has a section showing how you can use tennis balls to release tension in your muscles before you start to stretch.
It hurts like hell, even when I’m barely putting any pressure on them. Apparently I have a lot of tension that needs to be released. But it works! It loosens everything up and makes it a teeny tiny, miniscule, smidgen of a bit, easier when I stretch my angry hamstrings. And calf muscles. And glutes. And…
I may just save up for this chair.
I Prefer Kettle Corn, Thank You
I wrote Hockey Playing Husband an email yesterday telling him what I worked on (running and upper body) because I like to make myself accountable! This is what he wrote back:
I think you need some more core/torso exercises. Maybe some seated torso twists with a dumbell. Most of the power you need to generate for skating will come from the hips/core area. I’ll look into some, we might need a kettle ball.
Then he made sure I did my stretching as well.
I think he used the wine trick to lull me into a false sense of complacency.
I’m officially afraid.