Posts Tagged "hamstrings"

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: Do you know how to leverage pressure when rolling your hamstrings?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to leverage pressure when rolling your hamstrings?

  This week Psoas co-owner, Scott Schwartz, shows you a few different ways you can roll out your hamstrings by gaining more leverage for deeper and targeted work. This is a great and potentially easier way to loosen up any specific areas of tension along your hamstring muscles. Try it out and see how it...

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Quick Tip: Want to warm-up your serratus anterior and psoas all at once?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to warm-up your serratus anterior and psoas all at once?

This week’s dynamic stretch doubles as an excellent warm-up AND a good victory dance. In this video, Psoas therapist Alex Brown walks you through a combination of two dynamic stretches — the field goal and the lunge. This warm-up activates your scapula and serratus anterior at the same time as it works your psoas and hamstrings. Try this out before your next work-out and let us know what you think!

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Quick Tip: Have you heard of dynamic stretching?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: Have you heard of dynamic stretching?

Most of you are familiar with the most commonly taught stretching called static stretching, where you get into the position and hold for 10 seconds, up to 5 minutes or more. We love it when done correctly and at the right time. Dynamic stretching is a fantastic alternative and addition to static stretching, and we have been diving head first into learning it and teaching it at Psoas. We especially like this type of stretching as the warm-up to exercise, and we’ll be sharing a series of these warm-ups in the next couple weeks for you to incorporate into your pre-activity routine. In the...

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Quick Tip: Loosening the Hamstrings with the Posture Ball

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Loosening the Hamstrings with the Posture Ball

Psoas therapists love to share their knowledge; whether it’s anatomy, techniques, or stretches, there is a constant flow of education in the studio. This week’s Quick Tip is a prime example of expertise shared between bodyworkers. Join co-owner, Jenny Lightstone, as she guides you through a stretch shared to her by Clinic Education Supervisor, Jason Garcia. This hamstring stretch is deliberate and beneficial for anyone experiencing tight hamstrings or wanting to prevent tight hamstrings… enjoy! The posture ball is a great tool to use on the hamstrings, because it adds...

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