Tight Quads lead to Low Back Compression and Pain.
The Quad Mash will help lengthen the quads, restore posture, and alleviate low back and knee pain.
—Most Humans Exist in a Constant State of Flexion—
It’s not just when we’re sitting, but when we’re standing, we can fall into bad posture of rounding or hyper-extension in the low back.
Because of the lifestyle we live today, our quad muscles are doing a lot of jobs they were never designed to do—chronic sitting, poor posture and neglecting movement patterns that are essential to optimally functioning bodies—we are quickly becoming “Quad Dominant.”
The quadriceps muscle group is comprised of four large muscles
—the rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, and vastus intermedius—
where the synergistic actions of quadriceps and hamstrings work to extend (straighten) and stabilize the knee, flex the hip and adduct and externally rotate the thigh.
The Quad Mash:
Effectively using a foam roller to explore your quad fascia and loosen the structures that have been chronically tightened, helping to restore and maintain proper function.
The most common imbalance in modern humans is related to the ratio of strength and flexibility in our quads vs. in our hamstrings, so, take your time to make sure you hit the entire muscle group during this exercise.
Good Luck and #KeepMoving