How do I take care of my flexor digitorum superficialis? So glad you asked! I use this Yoga Tune Up® stretch with Roll Model Therapy Balls for self-massage with my teams:
From table top, spin the shoulder into external rotation and continue that until the fingers are pointing toward your knees. Gently pressing more weight into the palms until you feel the stretch along the forearm. (See Jill’s demonstration of this in the video below – her version also stretches through the muscles of the palm).
Let’s get rolling: Use a Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Ball in one hand and using pressure, roll it from wrist to elbow on the inside part of your forearm. You may even notice a involuntary curling of the fingers when drawing the ball from wrist to elbow and a release/ extension of the fingers when dragging it from elbow to wrist.
Lindsay Smith, E-RYT 500, is a certified Yoga Tune Up® instructor and graduate of YogaWorks 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training who specializes in teaching yoga to professional and Olympic athletes. Lindsay’s unique approach to yoga infuses sport-specific poses, anatomical awareness, and invigorating breath work. She has coached some of the best athletes in their fields from the high school, collegiate, professional, and Olympic levels. Working directly with coaching staff, Lindsay’s approach to yoga provides every athlete the opportunity to maximize their performance in their position, and longevity in their sport. Although athletes are Lindsay's specialty she also works with individuals of all ages and abilities using her skills and unique point of view to customize an appropriate set of postures to surpass your goals.