Posts Tagged "hip flexors"

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 need a series of cycling stretches?

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Recipes

Quick Tip: Do you need a series of cycling stretches?

It's the last day of bike month! To help you stay cycling year-round, we've compiled a youtube playlist of fresh and classic Psoas Quick Tips for cyclists. These videos can help you support your cycling by stretching the muscles that get short and tight while riding (hip flexors, pecs, abdomen) and activating the opposing muscles like the hamstrings. They also give you some simple strengthening tools for the oft-forgotten role of the upper back muscles in supporting your bike posture. Make sure to check out the brand new leg swing video, too. It's a great way to stretch  the...

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