Hi, I’m Ashley Borden. Welcome to Perfect
Form, you guys. You guys, I’m so excited. I’m finally gonna be showing you how to do
a full-body rollout. I know I always have this roller in every single video. This is
my whole guide that I have available for you guys to download for free on my website, Ashleyborden.com.
So, I’m gonna take you through all the moves. You’re gonna do this for a time — what feels
good for you. So I’m just gonna show you each body part, but you can spend as much time
or as little time on each body part that feels good. Alright? So let’s get started. We’re
gonna start with your quads. And you’re gonna start right in the middle of your legs, okay?
On your forearms. And you’re gonna roll from the top of the hip to the top of the knee,
alright? So as you do this, you wanna make sure that you’re keeping your bellybutton
pulled in, keeping your core tight. And you’re gonna do this guy with your feet straight.
You’re gonna do it with your feet turned out, okay? And then you’re gonna go pigeon-toed
feet. When you feel a sticking point, put the toes down, bend and extend the leg that
you feel that little knot. And then move down, bend and extend, and then you’re gonna keep
on rolling. Alright? So those are your quads. And now let’s move to your IT band. So you’re
IT band starts up in here, moves all the way down by the knee. A lot of times, people who
feel knee pain, or if you’re feeling really tight in your hips, IT band is great. You’re
gonna start right in the middle of the leg, and I want you to base yourself on your forearm.
And you’re gonna roll side, up and down. Again, you wanna make sure your core stays tight.
Alright, now, if you don’t feel this — if you’ve been rolling out for a while — double
stack the legs. And you can go forward and back that way. Same idea: When you hit a sticking
point, foot goes down, bend and extend the leg where you feel that little knot, and then
move up or down on that. Bend and extend, and keep on rolling. And, again, you’re gonna
do both sides of all of this, but I’m gonna show you guys one side as we go. Alright,
so those are your IT bands. And now we’re gonna move to your TFL. So your TFL is right
along this side. You can feel it when lay down and move your foot side to side. It,
for some people, it feels like it’s a very high, tight muscle near the top of the hip.
So same position, you’re gonna be on your quads, right? You’re gonna be on the quad.
You’re gonna turn your body slightly to the side. And you’ll feel it. When you hit it
— I’m turning this way to the side — it’s right up at the top, and you’re just gonna
do that little guy right there. I kinda call it the “angry lion” because it hurts, but
it’s so good. It really releases a lot of that tension in the quads, into your glutes,
okay? And then the other side, you’re gonna angle, and up and down right on that guy.
Ooh, that feels good. Alright, same thing: When you feel something that feels sticking
when you’re doing it, you can stop, bend and extend the leg and then little rollout. And
then, again, you can go back and do the whole leg in between. Okay, so that’s your TFL.
And now let’s move to your inner thigh. So inner thigh: The position of the roller is
super important for you to get the pressure on your leg. You’re gonna start where you’re
on your tummy, and you wanna bring the roller so it’s about at chest level, alright? You’re
gonna turn the roller away from you and then you’re gonna throw a leg over it, alright?
So you need that angle. If the angle is the opposite direction, you won’t be able to get
your foot on there. So we’re gonna angle to the side. You’re gonna go on your forearms
so you have that pressure. And notice I’m using my back toe to base myself, and then
I’m gonna roll all the way from your insertion point at your groin to the knee. Now, for
some people this feels very uncomfortable and painful. As you rollout and you keep on
doing it, it becomes less and less painful, and then sometimes you actually need like
a harder surface for you to feel it. Alright, so same thing: As I roll, it’s also going
to be a lot more sensitive closer to the knee. When I feel a sticking point, I hold, I extend
through my heel, and I bend. Extend and bend. You wanna kinda shut off this leg as you’re
doing it, as you’re going, okay? So that’s the inner thigh, and again, you’re gonna do
both sides, alright? Next, we’re gonna move to your piriformis, which is also piriformis-glute-hip
area up here. Alright, you’re gonna sit back, hands back like I’m kinda sitting on a park
bench. You’re gonna cross your leg over like a cowboy, so not like a lady, alright? And
then you’re gonna drop the knee down. When you drop that knee down and you’re going forward
and back, you will feel when you’re on it, alright? Because it’ll kinda feel like, “Whew!
Alright, I feel it.” That’s your piriformis. This guy, especially when you sit all day,
gets super tight and then ig shuts off your glutes. So then you fee like: “How come when
I exercise I can’t feel my bum?” This is why. So you really wanna make sure you rollout
your glute, rollout your piriformis. Okay, again, you can also extend the leg, turn it
off, like, keep it like a dead leg, and then roll up and down if that feels more comfortable
for you, alright? And, again, you’re gonna do both sides. And you choose how long you
wanna do on the spots of your body that feel the tightest. Okay, so we did your piriformis.
Now we’re gonna move to your hamstrings. You’re gonna bring the roller underneath you, alright?
Now, again, some people don’t feel this because either your muscles are too dense or you might
have been rolling for a while and the foam isn’t gonna be enough. So I like to sometimes
use a foam roller and maybe a PVC pipe, so I can switch whichever body part I need have
more intense service so I can feel it. This guy, I would probably use a PVC pipe, but
I’m gonna keep it consistent with this. So, legs: You’re gonna base yourself up, and you’re
gonna go from the tush to the bottom of the knee, okay? You don’t wanna rollover your
joints, ever. Forward and back. And if you can’t feel this and you need a little bit
more tension and need more pressure, cross one leg over, and you can go back and forth,
okay? Also, you can kinda stay on that guy, rotate forward and back, you can do it with
both legs, move up, forward and back. And make sure that when you’re doing this you’re
actually, like, using the core. It’s like you’re doing an exercise as you’re rolling.
I don’t want you to feel like you’re just sitting into your shoulders. Always be really
aware of your posture in every position that you’re in, alright? So this is hammies, your
hamstrings. And, again, you spend the time on what feels the most comfortable for you.
Alright, so now you’re gonna move to your calves. You’re gonna bring the roller all
the way out, okay? And when you base yourself with your calves, you wanna start down by
the achilles. So start at the bottom. You’re gonna cross your top foot over for pressure,
and then you’re gonna rotate side to side, okay? When you feel a sticking point, again,
when you feel something painful and you’re like, “Oh my gosh, that’s tight!”, hold, and
you’re gonna do a big circle with your bottom foot like you’re drawing a big, big circle
with your pinky toe one way, and then big circle the other way, alright? And then you’re
gonna move up on your calf. Same thing, rotate side to side. Use that top leg for pressure,
alright? And then when you hit a sticking point, big circle with your bottom foot both
ways. And then, of course, you’re gonna do the other side same thing. Make sure you do
not skip your calves. A lot of woman and men, sometimes, they’re like, “Eh, I don’t need
to do my calves. My calves aren’t that tight.” I hate to remind you guys: It’s all connected,
alright? So you wanna do the whole body. Make sure you also do your calves, alright? Next
is gonna be your shins. Shins are awesome, especially for people who are runners, if
you’re in heels. I feel like most people absolutely neglect their shins and they get shin splints
and they don’t know how to correct it. So this is a great way of getting into that area
that’s kinda hard to reach. So here’s how you get into the position: You’re gonna go
hands in front, you’re gonna lift the leg up, and then you’re gonna cross the leg over
so it’s like a 7, alright? And then I’m gonna keep my hands based in front and I’m gonna
go forward and back right on the shin, okay? And, again, if you can’t feel this, you may
wanna have a little bit of a denser roller. But this guy is really good, and I feel it.
And you can also use your opposite hand, your opposite hand for pressure if you need a little
bit more. Same thing, you can stop and do a big circle if you need to, if it feels really
tight. Alright? And just finish that guy up. And again, remember, you’re gonna do both
sides. So now we’re gonna move to your upper back, and the upper back feels so good, especially
if you sit a lot or you’re carrying a lot of heavy stuff. Or kids and babies. So you’re
gonna start right at the shoulder blade, alright? The base of your shoulder blades. You’re gonna
interlace your hand behind — there’s a bone right at the base of your head — you’re gonna
interlace your hands there, so that way you rest your head in your arms. And you don’t
wanna hold your neck up because you’re gonna feel a lot tension in the front of your neck.
So you just wanna let that head rest, and you’re gonna use your feet to roll from the
base of the shoulder blades all the way up to the top. And as you do this, if you need
it deeper, if this isn’t enough, bring the elbows in. You’ll feel a deeper massage. And
if you need to get a little bit deeper in between the shoulder blades, angle one elbow
up, and then you’re gonna roll up and down on that side. And then, same thing, go back
to center. Angle the opposite elbow up, and you’re gonna roll up and down. And that’s
a great way to get in-between the shoulder blades, get that upper back and into the shoulders.
It should feel so good. Alright, you’re gonna do your upper back as well. And that also
helps with getting rid of that kinda back fat area. So when you’re actually doing your
lat pulldowns or pulls, you can get a deeper contraction which also will help your muscles
come in more and get a little more defined as well. Alright, so now we’re gonna go into
your lats. So you’re lat position from there: You’re gonna go on your side. You wanna start
at your armpit, okay? You’re gonna rest your head, again, in your hands, so that way you’re
not holding your neck up, and you’re gonna go forward and back, alright? When you start
up by the armpit, you might not feel it as deeply because it’s a little bit — you’ve
a little bit more tension going on underneath the armpit and the lat connection. But as
you move down, you’re gonna move it down in between your ribs, you’ll start to feel it
more. And notice when I’m going back, very important — when I’m going back, I’m not
letting my head roll back. I’m staying forward. So I feel like, it’s kinda like I feel like
I have a neck brace on. And go forward and back in-between the ribcage. And then one
more time down, forward and back. And take your time. I would also say with this guy:
For some people who are really sensitive, use the foam one for in-between your ribs.
If you’re super muscular and you don’t feel it, then go ahead and use a denser roller.
But, again, this one you’re gonna do three spots down on your lat, and then you’re gonna
go down to the other side. Alright, so now we’re gonna do your triceps. Last one. So,
triceps: Same position that I’m in that I did for my lats. And I’m gonna bring my arm
out so I’m starting in the center of my arm, and I’m gonna base my hand for pressure. If
when you’re rolling this is too, too intense, again, you can use your pressure to hold yourself
up from it. If you don’t feel this, go ahead and put your head down on your arm and you
can roll forward and back. Notice how my palm is up when I’m rolling, okay? So I’m not forward
because that kinda closes off your tricep. Keep your palm up, keep your fingertips open.
Don’t clench. And you’re gonna roll forward and back. And, again, if you feel a sticking
point, you can bend and extend on that guy. You can also kind of roll forward and back.
You can really kinda get creative with the rolling, but the one thing you don’t want
to, again, is you don’t wanna go over any joints. I don’t want you to rollout your stomach.
And when you’re using the density of the roller, you will feel discomfort, but you don’t want
it to be so uncomfortable that feel like, “Oh my gosh, I have to get off this immediately.”
So you will go through a little bit of discomfort when you’re starting. As you do it more and
more, the discomfort will decrease, and then you’ll probably wanna go up to a more harder
surface — a PVC pipe or Rumble Roller or any of those. Alright guys, so that was your
full-body rollout. And, again, you can rollout before you workout. If you’ve had a really
intense workout and you wanna rollout afterwards, that’s great. You definitely can rollout on
days that you don’t exercise or at the end of the day in front of the TV to relax. There’s
no bad time to do it. But most importantly, like I always say: I want you to connect to