Posts Tagged "dynamic stretch"

Quick Tip: Do you have a marathon coming up?

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Discounts, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you have a marathon coming up?

Prepping for a marathon this season? Remember to stretch and check out the video below for a great pre-run warm-up. It lengthens the quads and psoas while also firing the glutes — getting them ready to work. Plus, don’t forget our youtube channel is always there to help you find other great dynamic stretches to warm up, or static stretches to cool down. And if you want to do everything you can to increase your time and prevent injury, come get some sports massage. If you don’t get bodywork often, we recommend scheduling for at least 2 days before your event (preferably...

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Quick Tip: Do you need a series of cycling stretches?

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Recipes

Quick Tip: Do you need a series of cycling stretches?

It's the last day of bike month! To help you stay cycling year-round, we've compiled a youtube playlist of fresh and classic Psoas Quick Tips for cyclists. These videos can help you support your cycling by stretching the muscles that get short and tight while riding (hip flexors, pecs, abdomen) and activating the opposing muscles like the hamstrings. They also give you some simple strengthening tools for the oft-forgotten role of the upper back muscles in supporting your bike posture. Make sure to check out the brand new leg swing video, too. It's a great way to stretch  the...

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Quick Tip: How’s your shoulder mobility?

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: How’s your shoulder mobility?

If you spend a lot of time at a desk, or behind the wheel of a car, you might notice that your shoulders feel rounded forward and stiff by the end of the day. If not attended to, this can lead to pain and dysfunction over time. This week's quick tip is a great way to counter those harmful patterns and make sure you're keeping your shoulders, neck, pecs, and upper back healthy. Although we can help you treat these issues, it is our goal to help you prevent them!   This super easy dynamic stretch is also a great one to practice before a workout that requires a lot of shoulder and...

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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: 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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