Posts Tagged "adductors"

Quick Tip: Want a quick activation for the legs?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want a quick activation for the legs?

When clients ask us for the best pre-workout warmups, we often recommend active stretches. This technique requires you to use certain muscle groups in order to stretch others. And it’s a great way to lengthen some muscles, activate others, and promote blood flow — everything you need before pushing your body to jump, dance, run, or lift. In this week’s Quick Tip from the archive, Jenny Lightstone shows proper form for a great and simple active stretch: leg swings. The series helps stretch the hip flexors, hamstrings, IT bands, glutes, and adductors. It’s great before...

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Quick Tip: Do you need some low-back care?

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you need some low-back care?

Keep up your holiday self-care this week with Psoas therapist Jeremy Galvin’s Quick Tip — a yin-style butterfly pose. This one’s great for stretching your adductors, taking care of your low back, and calming your whole system down. And don’t forget to check out the details about the Conscious Cleanse we’re starting on January 6th. It’s a 14-day whole foods based cleanse that teaches you how to find your ideal blueprint for health. We’re offering participants 20% off one massage session during the two-week cleanse, and 10% off for any additional...

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Quick Tip: AIS Adductor Stretch

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: AIS Adductor Stretch

Did you try out those adductor stretches we shared last week? Whether you were able to loosen the tightness in your legs, or whether you feel like there’s still something eluding you, we highly recommend this week’s Quick Tip. In this video, Scott and Jenny use the concept of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) to talk you through a set of stretches that addresses the entire adductor muscle group. Like your brain, your muscles need a good education, and these active stretches will teach your adductors to keep firing and maintaining the health of your legs, hips, and knees. To get...

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Seated Adductor Stretches

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Exercises, Stretches

Seated Adductor Stretches

Do you already have a good leg stretching routine? That’s awesome, but just make sure it addresses your adductor muscles as well. Those of you who are runners, dancers, or heavy lifters might find that you have especially tight adductors. These muscles serve essential functions including (but not limited to) stabilization of the knees and hips. Overworked adductors can also keep the quads from activating and create extra tightness in the hamstrings. Add one of the two stretches in this week’s Quick Tip to your routine, and you might be surprised how much improves in the overall...

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