Posts Tagged "psoas stretch"

Quick Tip: Is your psoas ready to run?

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Is your psoas ready to run?

Are you running in either the Kaiser Permanente SF Half Marathon® or the Rattlesnake Ramble next month? If so, make sure to review two of our past quick tips on how to incorporate bodywork and stretching, before your race and after. And while you’re at it, check out this week’s quick tip: the Alternative AIS Psoas Stretch. Though we think our classic AIS Psoas Stretch is a great pre-run warm-up, it’s not for everyone. We’ve found that some clients have difficulty maintaining balance, and end up creating new patterns of tension elsewhere in the body. If that sounds...

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Quick Tip: What do you do after a marathon?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Recipes

Quick Tip: What do you do after a marathon?

Did you just finish a marathon? Don’t forget: your recovery deserves as much attention as your training! So, when your race is over, make sure you stretch in a way that allows your tissue to repair and regenerate. Check out this week’s Quick Tip for just one example of a great recovery stretch. Follow along with Jenny to lengthen those hamstrings, groin muscles, and IT bands that can be so tight post-race. And finally, do your body a huge favor and schedule a recovery session for a few days after your event. It can make all the difference. If you’ve been receiving regular...

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Quick Tip: Do you know why your psoas is tight?

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know why your psoas is tight?

Sitting can be tough on our body, primarily because our psoas muscle is kept in a shortened position when we sit or lean forward, which for most of us can be a majority of our day. It is especially important for those who consistently keep their psoas in a shortened position for prolonged periods of time like cyclists, uber drivers, or desk workers, to regularly stretch this muscle to counteract these effects. This week Jenny shows us a different way to stretch and lengthen our psoas with a lunge style stretch. While there are many ways to stretch the psoas, it is great to continuously...

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Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch your psoas with a partner?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Community Workshop, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch your psoas with a partner?

This week Psoas co-owner, Scott Schwartz, and Psoas client and 2016 Olympian, Nathalie Marchino, demonstrate a great and easy partner stretch for your Psoas muscle. As a competitive athlete it is very important that Nathalie is able to access the full length and strength of her psoas to help increase speed, power, and endurance while maximizing performance and preventing injury. The psoas is the only muscle that connects our upper and lower body yet is one of the most neglected and damaged muscles due in large part to the consistency of which we regularly sit. Get out of your chair, find a...

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