Posts Tagged "core activation"

How’s your core stability?

Posted by on Dec 14, 2019 in Exercises, Health and Wellness

How’s your core stability?

So much in the body draws strength and protection from the core. So, in this week’s Quick Tip, we’re focusing on how to work towards more stability in this crucial area of the body. Core stabilization is important for many of us — but can be of special concern for athletes, anyone with low back pain/stiffness, and anyone who sits at a desk or drives frequently. In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny and Chris guide us through the Bird Dog Exercise, a great warm-up to get the core ready for changing conditions. Doing regular core stabilization work like this can help take...

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Quick Tip: Is your low back sore?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Is your low back sore?

Our low backs can get sore and achy for a number of reasons — whether we’re sitting at a desk for many hours, or standing for long periods of time. Whenever we stick around in any position for too long, the low back can miss out on the the kind of movement that keeps it healthy, strong, and limber. In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny Lightstone and Psoas therapist Derek Lozupone demonstrate a great way to bring safe rotational movement into the low back. The Single Leg Windshield Wiper exercise activates the core, stretches the side body, and makes for an awesome break from...

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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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