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Avoiding Pain and Injury in Group Classes

by Justin Price |   Date Released : 04 Jun 2014
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Justin Price

About the author: Justin Price

Justin Price is the creator of The BioMechanics Method® which provides corrective exercise education and certifications for fitness professionals (available through PTontheNet).  His techniques are used in over 40 countries by Specialists trained in his unique pain-relief methods and have been featured in Time magazine, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, LA Times, Men’s Health, Arthritis Today, and on Web MD, BBC and Discovery Health. He is also an IDEA International Personal Trainer of the Year, their National Spokesperson for chronic pain, subject matter expert on corrective exercise for the American Council on Exercise, TRX and BOSU, former Director of Content for PTontheNet and founding author of PTA Global.

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Price, Justin | 23 Jun 2014, 19:46 PM

Thank you for your comment regarding the alternative use of a foam roller. I believe a tennis ball or similar massage ball works best for the soleus. A new hard tennis ball can sometimes be a little bit uncomfortable on the side of the hip (i.e., TFL). As such, I recommend that you either use an older tennis ball, coach your client to angle their body so the pressure is less, or use a foam roller. However, the most important consideration is ease-of-use and adherence to completing the exercises. As such, please use the piece of equipment that is most readily available. That is why I particularly like a tennis ball as you can buy one for less than a dollar. I hope that helps. Thanks for your feedback. Warmly, Justin.

Aronson, Connie | 23 Jun 2014, 19:09 PM

Great article. Would you replace the tennis ball with an available roller for the soleus and hips, or do you prefer the tennis ball?

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