Posts Tagged "glutes"

Quick Tip: Want a quick activation for the legs?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want a quick activation for the legs?

When clients ask us for the best pre-workout warmups, we often recommend active stretches. This technique requires you to use certain muscle groups in order to stretch others. And it’s a great way to lengthen some muscles, activate others, and promote blood flow — everything you need before pushing your body to jump, dance, run, or lift. In this week’s Quick Tip from the archive, Jenny Lightstone shows proper form for a great and simple active stretch: leg swings. The series helps stretch the hip flexors, hamstrings, IT bands, glutes, and adductors. It’s great before...

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Quick Tip: Want to work on your hip stability?

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

Quick Tip: Want to work on your hip stability?

Many Psoas clients are looking for ways to both prevent injury and move with as much power as possible. If that sounds like you — whether you’re a runner, cyclist, or passionate walker — an equilibrium between hip stability and flexibility is crucial. An imbalance of these two factors can actually limit your movement capacity or sometimes even lead to misalignment and injury. While it’s often easy to find stretches for the hips, it can be harder to find tips around stability. So today we’re sharing the first in a series of exercises designed to stabilize the...

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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 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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