Posts Tagged "quad stretch"

Quick Tip: Have you checked-in with your quads today?

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Stretches

Quick Tip: Have you checked-in with your quads today?

Many of us — desk workers, walkers, cyclists, and runners — frequently move through the world with our hips in flexion. This often results in short quad muscles that can cause tightness in the hips and back. If you’ve looked for a good stretch to lengthen those quads, you’ve probably come across the common stretch that requires balancing on one leg. It’s a great one, but it’s not for everyone. For some, the balancing piece can be difficult and, for others, it doesn’t deliver a deep enough stretch. Does that sound familiar? Check out this week’s...

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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: What have you done for your quads today?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: What have you done for your quads today?

Do you have a good quad stretch incorporated into your routine? If not, it's time! Overly tight quads can cause issues with the knees and hip flexors, so they really need your love. Whether or not you're already stretching your quads regularly, try out this week's quick tip: an Active Isolated Stretch that gets at the full quad. Just make sure to protect your knees by keeping the top leg parallel to the ground. And, as with all Active Isolated Stretching, watch for how your range of motion can increase after only several passes!

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Quick Tip: Are you having trouble sleeping?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are you having trouble sleeping?

We've heard from a lot of clients lately struggling with sleep.  Whether it's caused by stress or over-caffeination,  physical pain or restless leg syndrome — not getting enough sleep is the worst. In this week's Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz recommends some leg stretches to try out before heading to bed. This is a great idea for those of you with restless leg syndrome, or really anyone who's having a hard time falling asleep at night. Please do note that in this video, Scott is moving through the stretches really quickly! For more detailed examples of leg...

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Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch deeper into your quads?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch deeper into your quads?

There are a zillion stretches. It’s all about finding the ones that fit your body. This week Psoas co-owner, Jenny Lightstone, offers up an alternative to the generic “stand on one leg foot grab” – which can be the perfect quad stretch for many. Watch as she demonstrates a lunge style quad stretch that can easily be adapted for beginners with tighter quadricep muscles, and for the more limber of you looking to find a quad stretch that goes deep enough. This stretch is especially great for those who are seated regularly. Try it out and see how it goes for you.

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