Posts Tagged "dynamic stretching"

Community Workshop: Do you feel confident about your pre-run warm-up?

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Community Workshop: Do you feel confident about your pre-run warm-up?

The quality of your pre-run stretching routine can determine your speed, your overall performance, and your avoidance of injury! Psoas therapist Alex Brown knows a great deal about how to warm-up for a run effectively and safely using the marvels of dynamic stretching. On Thursday, 10/1 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, she’ll be teaching a free workshop on this skillset and we’re really excited! Alex Brown will take you through a series of easy, fun and effective stretches that will get the body fired up for your run (or other athletic activity). These dynamic stretches should help...

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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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