Self-myofascial release is an effective way of improving mobility by applying pressure to specific muscles and trigger points throughout the body. The Onnit Mobility Ball is specifically designed to give you ideal pressure with specially selected materials and carefully tested dimensions.
Engaging the myofascial tissue with the Onnit Mobility Ball will allow you to improve circulation, activate the stretch reflex of the muscles (especially surrounding large muscle groups like those of the quads and hamstrings), and relax overworked musculature (something you’ve undoubtedly experienced if you’re serious about your training).
Unlike the broad surface of foam rollers, the Onnit Mobility Ball’s 62mm diameter allows you to target specific trigger points, and it’s firm surface enables consistent pressure into the muscles, allowing you to break up fascial adhesions.
The overall effect is increased circulation to sore muscles, enabling faster and more efficient recovery.
Fascia maintains structural integrity and resists both internal and external forces. For sound and efficient movement, the fascia surrounding the functioning areas must be intact, properly distributed, and free of constraint. The fascia system may break down or become restricted due to trauma, poor posture, or inflammation. This creates anatomical and biomechanical imbalances that can limit freedom of structural movement, impair posture, and even cause pain. Good movement and posture allow for proper flow in blood and lymphatic vessels, which in turn may contribute to increased metabolite circulation and metabolism in other oxidative tissues, thus potentially increasing duration and quality of subsequent performance. (2).
1. Banfield, M.A. (2012) . The Posture Theory: The Physical Cause of Undetectable Illness. (2012). Modbury, South Australia. M.A. Banfield.
2. Robert Schleip, Heike J ̈ager, Werner Klingler. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (2012) 16, pgs. 496- 502