Posts Tagged "glute stretch"

Quick Tip: Want an “apres-ski” partner stretch?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want an “apres-ski” partner stretch?

Now that you've done all that dynamic stretching in the snow, it's time for a breather. In this third installment of our snow sports series, Jenny Lightstone and Psoas therapist Jenny Schaffhouser show off a great partner stretch to target the hamstrings and glutes.  Lie back and let a friend or family member help you loosen your hamstrings, and then with a simple adjustment, open the lateral rotators in your glutes. It will feel great after your long day of leg-work, and it will be easy on your partner's body, too.  Try it out after a day on the slopes,...

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Quick Tip: Do you know if your glutes are firing?

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know if your glutes are firing?

This week Scott helps you test the glutes. Are yours firing properly? Having proper muscle engagement helps prevent overworking and muscular compensation, often resulting in increased imbalance, pain and loss of function. Almost all of us would benefit from an increase in glute firing and here, Scott demonstrates a simple exercise that will begin waking up your glutes and get them firing again. Try it out and let us know how it goes!

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Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch your glutes with your own seat?

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch your glutes with your own seat?

Everyone has experienced low back tension at one point or another. For some of us, it’s a minor annoyance, but for others it can be quite debilitating. The causes of our low back pain are numerous, but often it’s due to tight muscles. The psoas muscle is a common culprit, but this pain can also come from another muscle that is regularly used and often neglected – our glutes. From driving to standing, running or walking up stairs, we use our glutes far more than we care to think about. Consequently, regular care and maintenance is important for great health and pain relief....

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