Piriformis

This is one of the more important areas to foam roll. Because of most peoples lifestyles this muscle tends to be one of the tightest.

piriformis

Preparation

  1. Sit on top of the foam roll, positioned on the back of the hip. Cross one foot to the opposite knee.

Movement

  1. Draw abs in.
  2. Lean into the hip of the crossed leg. Slowly roll on the outside hip area to find the most tender spot.
  3. Once identified, hold tender spot until the discomfort is reduced by at least 75 percent.
  4. Progress to the next tender spot and hold again.
  5. Repeat on opposite leg.