Posts Tagged "leg 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: Want to get ready to balance?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to get ready to balance?

Shifting weight from one leg to another, whether while walking, cycling, running, or skiing, requires a fair amount of balance. To do this in a safe and sustainable way, we need ankles to be both flexible and stable. In this week’s Quick Tip, Psoas therapist Alex Brown demonstrates a great dynamic stretch that stretches the calves and hamstrings, challenges  balance and the muscles of the core, AND strengthens ankle stability. Try it out — with 10 repetitions on each side, three times a week — and let us know how it goes!

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Quick Tip: Are your hips tight?

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are your hips tight?

  You probably already know that tight hamstrings and IT bands can cause seemingly unrelated referral pain in the knee, hip, and plenty of other places as well. That’s why it’s so important to show our legs love by listening to some advice from Psoas therapist Michael Ward. Michael recommends the series of stretches included in this Quick Tip for his clients who have issues with their knees and hips, or just generalized tightness in their legs. This series of stretches gets some pretty serious work done, so it’s best not to do it more than twice a week. Set yourself up...

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