Round 5, P90X-2, Day 10: Rest or Recovery & Mobility

OK, I’m sold on the foam rolling.

Yesterday, I again spent a good amount of time on the floor, rollin’, rollin’, rollin’.

It really is amazing how this simple, and at times excruciatingly painful, activity can yield such dramatic results.

You start this recovery routine cold and, early on, you reach down and touch your toes. If you’re like me, the first run at this is more of an opportunity to scratch that itch on my shins.

After all the rolling, however, I was nearly palms on the floor while reaching down. The difference was amazing. I was much, much looser. This rolling thing is a great compliment to yoga because it really helps with the flexibility needed to do twisting half-moon and so on.

I think the rolling would be a good warm up routine prior to getting on a tennis court. Better than static stretching. How to get my foam roller into the tennis bag, I wonder?

I wore the HRM  just to see where the heart rate goes when breaking out into a sweat when foam rolling.

Heart results:
Total Time:  57 minutes
Calories:  225 (or 3.9/minute)
Avg Heart Rate: 89
Max Heart Rate:  132
Time in fat burning zone: 55 minutes
Time in fitness zone: 2 minutes

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