Posts Tagged "calves"

Working out the Peroneal Muscles

Posted by on Jul 24, 2020 in Exercises, Stretches

Working out the Peroneal Muscles

Our lower leg muscles, compiled of an intricate web of muscle tissue, bear most of our body’s weight, and they can become tight and achy from a wide range of issues. During the shelter-in-place, the changes in our activity have an impact on our legs. And of course our runners are always looking for help keeping their legs in shape. So this week we’re bringing out the tennis balls to show you how to work out those lower leg muscles on your own, starting with the peroneal muscles. The effects of this work can be wide, from opening up the lower foot to releasing tension on the knee...

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Quick Tip: Do you want to get balanced?

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Exercises, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Do you want to get balanced?

Now that you’ve gotten to know a bit about Jeremy from last week, we will be bringing you back to Alex’s awesome dynamic stretching series. In this week’s quick tip Alex shows you an easy dynamic stretch you can do anywhere from a night club, bus stop, or airport. This stretch is an effective way to strengthen a weak ankle, loosen up your hamstrings, warm up your calves, and get you prepped for some unilateral movement like running and cycling. We recommend doing this before your workout for 30 seconds up to 1-2 minutes.  Start hugging those legs and pretty soon...

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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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