Posts Tagged "Active isolated stretching"

Quick Tip: Want to get more specific with your wrist and forearm stretch?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to get more specific with your wrist and forearm stretch?

Many of our clients spend a lot of time at the keyboard. And some of them have come to us struggling with discomfort in the forearms, wrists, and hands. With that in mind, we’ve shared some great stretches in the past to help you keep those lower arms healthy. We especially love two active isolated stretches that target the flexors and extensors — muscle groups that run down the forearms, and help with all sorts of wrist movement. But in this week’s Quick Tip, Scott gets more specific. Engaging each finger separately, he shows how you can isolate distinct components of the...

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Quick Tip: How does your neck feel today?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: How does your neck feel today?

We get calls everyday from clients struggling with discomfort in the neck. But there’s so much we can do to prevent and ease the neck pain many of us deal with! We can set up our desks ergonomically, use maintenance massage to keep our muscular tissue healthy, and stretch regularly. Still, it can feel pretty overwhelming to wade through all the neck stretches out there and find the right ones. That’s why we’re bringing you a video today that combines some of our favorites. This all-in-one Super AIS Neck Stretch Series targets the muscles of the neck from every side. It uses...

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Quick Tip: Is your psoas ready to run?

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Is your psoas ready to run?

Are you running in either the Kaiser Permanente SF Half Marathon® or the Rattlesnake Ramble next month? If so, make sure to review two of our past quick tips on how to incorporate bodywork and stretching, before your race and after. And while you’re at it, check out this week’s quick tip: the Alternative AIS Psoas Stretch. Though we think our classic AIS Psoas Stretch is a great pre-run warm-up, it’s not for everyone. We’ve found that some clients have difficulty maintaining balance, and end up creating new patterns of tension elsewhere in the body. If that sounds...

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Quick Tip: Want more complete forearm Deskinetics?

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Exercises, Psoas Deskinetics, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want more complete forearm Deskinetics?

Are your forearms feeling sore and overworked from long days of typing at your desk? Or maybe you’re feeling a twinge after too much texting, building, pastry-making, or present-wrapping? If so, it’s time to show your forearms some attention. We love the AIS Forearm Flexor Stretch — which appeared in a past Deskinetics blog post — but this week we want you to try the AIS Forearm Extensor Stretch. A lot of our clients need bodywork to smooth out the superficial fascia around the forearm’s extensors. Whether you’re feeling discomfort precisely in this area...

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Quick Tip: Ready for some forearm Deskinetics?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Health and Wellness, Psoas Deskinetics

Quick Tip: Ready for some forearm Deskinetics?

A lot of our Deskinetics videos deal with the upper back and neck, but as many desk workers know, our forearms can also suffer from too much work at the computer. When you’re doing a lot of typing, the muscles in your forearms can become so tight that they start to pinch nerves — causing tingling and numbness in the hands. This week’s Quick Tip is a classic Deskinetics stretch for the fascia around the forearm flexors, one area often related to forearm pain. And this video uses the magic of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) which can be ideal if static stretches...

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