Posts Tagged "foam roller"

Quick Tip: How Loose are Your Lats?

Posted by on Sep 27, 2019 in Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip:  How Loose are Your Lats?

When was the last time you loosened up your latissimus dorsi (a.k.a “lats”)? The lats, among the widest muscles in the human body, extend from the mid-back all the way up to the shoulder joint. When these broad muscles get tight, it can contribute to chronic back tension and restricted range of motion around the shoulder. And we’ve seen this affect many of our clients — from desk workers to drivers to crossfitters. So in this week’s Quick Tip, we’re demonstrating a release for the lats using a foam roller. We don’t recommend trying this out if...

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Quick Tip: Are you headed to the mountains?

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are you headed to the mountains?

Are you taking advantage of all the snow in Tahoe this year? It’s been fun hearing about our clients' Tahoe stories and we love keeping you in top condition for your ski/snowboard trips. But don't forget that these snow sports can be intense for the body in a different way than other athletics. That's why it's so important to make sure your body has what it needs — preparing for your trip, and on the slopes.  In the coming weeks, we'll share some dynamic warmups and recovery stretches for your snow adventure, but in this Quick Tip, Jenny reviews all the...

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Quick Tip: Want to try something new for your upper back pain?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to try something new for your upper back pain?

If you’re hunched over the computer all day, you’re probably always looking for new ways to manage and relieve your neck and upper back pain. In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny Lightstone shares a great tool for you to add to your repertoire. Spend some time each day on your foam roller focusing on opening up your chest, and see how it affects your posture and level of pain. Let us know what you think!

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Quick Tip: Foam Rolling the Upper Back

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Foam Rolling the Upper Back

Since many of us carry our tension in our backs, you might be feeling a little extra tense this week, and we totally understand. With work conferences, Giants games, construction, and public transit delays, who wouldn’t be feeling a little extra tight? But don’t worry, we’ve got your back! If you suffer from the occasional upper back tightness that many of us do, look no further. In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny shows us a simple way to use the foam roller to release tension in the muscles of the upper back. This exercise is great for pretty much everyone, but is...

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Quick Tip: Foam Rolling the Glutes and TFL

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip:  Foam Rolling the Glutes and TFL

The complexities of the human body are vast, but Psoas owners, Scott Schwartz and Jenny Lightstone, are anatomy gurus; they have tips that will help you navigate your way to feeling your best. Join them in this week’s Quick Tip as they demonstrate foam rolling tactics to loosen the glutes and tensor fascia latae (TFL). Let your body experience the benefits of being loose and limber! This video shows how to foam roll the glutes and tensor fascia latae (TFL) to release tension in the IT Band. IT Band tension can cause pain in the knee, especially for someone who does a lot of running,...

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