In addition to her crazy-fun classes at Grit
, our instructor of the month for June, Cassie Piasecki
, is also Orange County's premier pilates guru. She knows the body better than anyBODY and is always giving great tips on how to restore, rebalance and preserve our muscles, tendons + bones.
One of the best ways to recover from indoor cycling is on a foam roller.
was kind enough to stop by The Outpost to give us her favorite and most useful exercises on the foam roller that target areas which tend to get irritated, tight or need extra attention after a Grit Class.
Foam rolling is one of the best ways to loosen up the muscles that get used during a Grit class. Here are my top tips for using a foam roller and my fave exercises.
*Do each exercise at least 10-15 rolls or one-two minutes.
*Make sure you are drinking enough water to help flush out the toxins released during your foam rolling session.
*Aim to foam roll at least every day that you take a Grit class.
*Make sure you aren't holding your breath. If you find a tender spot, inhale and exhale deeply to help the muscle relax.