Posts Tagged "pecs"

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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Quick Tip: Doorway Pec Stretch

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Doorway Pec Stretch

A lot of us desk workers suffer from neck and upper back pain, and it can be hard to remember that stretching our pecs can help us get some relief. Follow along with Psoas therapist William Stevensen as he walks us through a pec stretch that you can try out anytime you walk through a door. Just make sure to go really gently with this one if you have any issues at all with shoulder stability, and if you experience any discomfort or pain during the stretch, make sure to stop and give us a call. Now you can let all those doors in your life serve as reminders to give yourself some stretching and...

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Quick Tip: Loosening the Pecs with the Posture Ball

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Loosening the Pecs with the Posture Ball

Rolling around on the floor sounds fun, right? This week’s Quick Tip may have you doing just that, and you’ll be glad you did! Join co-owner Scott Schwartz as he shows you how to use the Posture Ball to open your pectoral muscles. Opening these muscles will give your upper body greater range of motion and it will feel great too. This exercise is really great for everyone, and feels awesome. It takes the benefits of foam rolling and focuses them into your pecs, which pull the shoulders inward when they’re tight. Try it out, and don’t forget to breathe and relax into...

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