Writer: PHILIP ELLIS | Outlet: MensHealth
In his latest YouTube video, CrossFit trainer and MobilityWOD founder Kelly Starrett breaks down his evening routine, which includes 10 minutes of regular soft tissue work and breathing exercises that can easily fit into a busy schedule and foster a deeper, more restful and reinvigorating sleep cycle. All you need is a foam roller.
"If you can put some of this soft tissue mobilization input into your body, it's one of the ways you can tell your nervous system to relax," Starrett explains, comparing it to the sleepy feeling you can often get when receiving a massage. Around 10 to 12 minutes of soft tissue work can recreate this effect at home.