Stretch Your Psoas
Use the roller to stretch your psoas, one of the powerful hip flexors that, when tight, can inhibit the glutes from working. Here's how:
- Place the roller perpendicular to your spine and lie with your sacrum, the back of your pelvis — not your spine — on the roller.
- Pull your left knee toward your chest, keeping your right heel on the ground. You should feel a stretch on the front of your left hip.
- To increase the stretch, reach your right arm over your head and open your knee slightly out to the left.
- Hold for 30 seconds, then switch legs.
If you own a roller, this is a great stretch to do while watching TV.