Went on an hour plus hike this afternoon. Followed it up with ten minutes of 2×4 balance challenge with a focus on deep squat positions. After my last client, my left knee started feeling a bit achy, a chronic little nagging area left over from meniscal surgery last year.
I’ve been feeling strong and motivated after quiet reflections leading into a new year. Which means I’ve been pushing my body a bit harder. I went into this session without an agenda, exploring how my body flows and where tension restricts the flow. I found a few spots where the movement (left knee and right elbow) was on the borderline of pain, got the foam roller out, and turned it into a little torture session (the kind that actually feels good). Finished with some dead hang play.
I felt much better after this session, like a shot of caffeine or adrenaline running through my veins, with reduced knee pain and improved shoulder and elbow movements.
If you have any questions about what I’m doing or why, feel free to post them in the comments.
This is Movement Restoration. It is what I teach. You can learn more about it here