Came across this study in an email from Kelly Starrett today. “In conclusion, FB intervention can significantly improve the flexibility of the quadriceps and hamstrings, quadriceps muscle force output, and dynamic balance without impeding knee proprioception. Physiotherapists or athletic professionals may consider FB intervention as a potential tool as a warmup to enhance the flexibility of the quadriceps and hamstrings, quadriceps muscle force output, and dynamic balance in young adults.”
Floss Bands… Were the most similar self treatment I tried compared to ART (Active Release Technique)
A good ART practitioner is better, but… In person my number one use of floss bands was getting people into leg workouts. Someone with a painful knee could often do 20 floss squats heels elevated a touch and then get into a deep squat workout. Hence: VALUE!
The value wasn’t the pain relief exclusively, but how active it was in getting people into workouts
Would I feel even better if I flossed? Probably!
But I like NO warm up these days OTHER than the actual lift at progressive loads. For me, starting the lift at bodyweight, then a bar etc., keeps me most honest with recovery. If I need more than that to warm up, I’m overtraining and/or not training according to structural balance
But the history is rich for ART/floss bands. I manually worked clients thousands of times on EACH. I used manual work. Not just flossing. Before clients’ sessions. But I noticed BEST results with…
2. The actual exercise, with honestly and enough sets and gradual progression