Posts Tagged "hamstring stretch"

Quick Tip: How are you recovering after the race?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: How are you recovering after the race?

After a big event like the SF Marathon, some runners are in a rush to get back to training. But we believe prioritizing recovery is just as important as ramping up for your next big race! During your recovery period, we recommend giving yourself time for nice, long static stretches that address the tension that built-up while training. As runners, you’re likely familiar with hamstring tension and the classic static hamstring stretch we’re sharing today. But we invite you to use this moment to check-in and make sure your stretching alignment is as safe and supportive as possible....

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Quick Tip: What do you do after a marathon?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Recipes

Quick Tip: What do you do after a marathon?

Did you just finish a marathon? Don’t forget: your recovery deserves as much attention as your training! So, when your race is over, make sure you stretch in a way that allows your tissue to repair and regenerate. Check out this week’s Quick Tip for just one example of a great recovery stretch. Follow along with Jenny to lengthen those hamstrings, groin muscles, and IT bands that can be so tight post-race. And finally, do your body a huge favor and schedule a recovery session for a few days after your event. It can make all the difference. If you’ve been receiving regular...

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Quick Tip: Are you having trouble sleeping?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are you having trouble sleeping?

We've heard from a lot of clients lately struggling with sleep.  Whether it's caused by stress or over-caffeination,  physical pain or restless leg syndrome — not getting enough sleep is the worst. In this week's Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz recommends some leg stretches to try out before heading to bed. This is a great idea for those of you with restless leg syndrome, or really anyone who's having a hard time falling asleep at night. Please do note that in this video, Scott is moving through the stretches really quickly! For more detailed examples of leg...

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Quick Tip: Do you need to recover from the slopes?

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you need to recover from the slopes?

We love helping you hit the slopes harder and recover more quickly — whether it's hands-on in the clinic or through these Quick Tips. Hopefully you enjoyed the benefits of our dynamic stretches before heading to the mountains, and as a result, need to spend even less time in recovery. Still, in this final edition of our snow sports series, we're sharing a compilation of static stretches to target the muscles snowboarding and skiing put to work — and often leave sore.  From that hard-to-reach lower part of your calf, to your sore feet from ski boots, these stretches...

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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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