Posts Tagged "marathon"

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: Want to relax while you open up the pecs?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to relax while you open up the pecs?

Many members of our clinical team assign pec stretches as homework between sessions. It’s often clinically indicated because so many of our clients work at desks, or in professions that require them to frequently reach and bend forward. These activities often lead to tight pec muscles, and tight pecs can end up pulling you farther forward. Over time, these patterns can lead to pain and misalignment, and you might find them playing a role far from the desk — like as you train for the Rock n’ Roll Marathon this coming Saturday, or as you lean towards other wellness goals that...

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Quick Tip: Do you have a coach for running recovery?

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Exercises, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Do you have a coach for running recovery?

Are you running in the Honey Badger Half at the end of October? Or training for the Golden Gate Half in November? If so, we want to hear from you! Because we believe in the power of bodywork to support runners in training — and many of our clients do too. Below, check out some training advice from Psoas client and Ironman Champion, Derk de Korver. He placed 4th in his division at the 2017 Ironman World Championship and 1st overall at 2018 Ironman Santa Rosa! He shares how the Psoas clinical team helped him win in Santa Rosa, and why it’s so important for runners to emphasize...

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Quick Tip: Have you experienced the benefits of post-race massage?

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Have you experienced the benefits of post-race massage?

It's marathon season! Some of you are getting ready to head off to the Boston Marathon; others are looking forward to the San Francisco Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon, or the Sasquatch Scramble in April. We're stoked for marathon season at Psoas, too, and we've got sports massage on the mind.  Check out Will, Scott + crew at last year's RnR near City Hall. When it's done right, sports massage increases flexibility, helps prevent injury, and can even improve your race time! For the most benefit, we recommend getting a session 7-10 days before your race, and 1-4...

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Quick Tip: Looking to improve your overhead mobility?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Looking to improve your overhead mobility?

  We hope last week’s seated side stretch was able to loosen up your lower back and create some space in your rib cage to help you move and breathe more deeply. In this week’s quick tip, let’s take this upper body mobility further so that you can reach for the stars. This table-supported shoulder stretch will improve shoulder mobility and translate to any movement requiring a strong and stable overhead position. It’s especially great for swimmers, yogis, lifters, or anyone who wants more movement in their shoulders. Try it out and let us know how it goes!...

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