September 15, 2013 | John Paul Catanzaro
Ever since Anatomy Trains rolled out of the station, the fascia has received some serious accolades. Here’s an interesting movement that stretches the fascia from toenail to fingernail in a spiral-based manner using cable resistance. I picked it up from a York University colleague of mine, Yusuf Omar. Yusuf has worked with Ben Johnson and other elite athletes over the years, and he happened to be one of the technical consultants of my book The Elite Trainer.
Here’s how to do it…
Lie on the floor and cross your right leg over the left leg. Grab on to a low pulley D-handle with your right hand and perform one-arm cable flyes as demonstrated in the video above. Make sure to do an equal number of reps on the left side afterward. You’ll feel a great stretch near the bottom of the movement.
Give the fascial cable flye a try. It’s an excellent way to “unwind,” so to speak!