Posts Tagged "alex brown"

Quick Tip: Want to get those glutes firing?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to get those glutes firing?

We’re nearing the end of our Dynamic Stretching series, so make sure to cherish these last few videos! This week, Psoas therapist Alex Brown demonstrates the crabwalk, a great way to activate the glutes and get them ready to work effectively and safely. It also works as a more general warm-up for the legs and hips that can benefit almost everyone — runners, cyclists, swimmers, and passionate walkers! Try it out a few times a week and let us know what you think.

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Quick Tip: Looking for a more active oblique and glute warm-up?

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Looking for a more active oblique and glute warm-up?

This week’s Quick Tip is a good warm-up before pretty much any physical activity, but it’s especially great for you swimmers, cyclists, runners, and weight-lifters. The scorpion supine dynamic stretch activates the obliques and glutes particularly well, to get your whole structure ready to bear weight and go through patterns of alternating motion. Try this out before your workout for a week, and let us know how it feels!

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Quick Tip: Want to get ready to balance?

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

Quick Tip: Want to get ready to balance?

Shifting weight from one leg to another, whether while walking, cycling, running, or skiing, requires a fair amount of balance. To do this in a safe and sustainable way, we need ankles to be both flexible and stable. In this week’s Quick Tip, Psoas therapist Alex Brown demonstrates a great dynamic stretch that stretches the calves and hamstrings, challenges  balance and the muscles of the core, AND strengthens ankle stability. Try it out — with 10 repetitions on each side, three times a week — and let us know how it goes!

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Quick Tip: Have you heard of dynamic stretching?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: Have you heard of dynamic stretching?

Most of you are familiar with the most commonly taught stretching called static stretching, where you get into the position and hold for 10 seconds, up to 5 minutes or more. We love it when done correctly and at the right time. Dynamic stretching is a fantastic alternative and addition to static stretching, and we have been diving head first into learning it and teaching it at Psoas. We especially like this type of stretching as the warm-up to exercise, and we’ll be sharing a series of these warm-ups in the next couple weeks for you to incorporate into your pre-activity routine. In the...

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Quick Tip: What have you done for your ankles today?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: What have you done for your ankles today?

I’ve had to reckon with my ankles lately; have you? Unless you’ve sprained one before, you’re probably not thinking about them much. But strengthening and stretching the ankles is a necessary way to prevent a sprain that could trap you in a cycle of injuries. This week we’re offering a pair of two great Quick Tips for ankle care. These are great for general maintenance, or if you have recovered from an ankle sprain in your past that still haunts you. If you’ve sprained your ankle more recently, please consult with us before you try out these tips. In this Quick...

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