Posts Tagged "runners stretch"

Quick Tip: Do you know how to use The Stick on your calf?

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to use The Stick on your calf?

If improving your mobility is one of your 2017 resolutions, then consider incorporating the ease of The Stick into your regular self care practice. This week Jenny shows you how to use The Stick to loosen up your calf. This is a great way to get ready to move before a workout or to get in deeper after a long run, and is highly recommended for runners, those who drive frequently, or those who wear high heels. You can ask one of our therapists to show you how to use it, and you can buy one at the studio if you like it! 

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Quick Tip: Are your calves tight?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are your calves tight?

If you have a hard time stretching your calf and getting it to feel looser, then this week’s quick tip is what you have been waiting for. Check out below as Scott demonstrates a simple and valuable soleus stretch. The soleus muscle is located deep in the calf and therefore not easily accessible, making it harder to stretch and properly maintain. This is a great stretch for runners, cyclists, hikers, urban explorers, and anyone who is constantly on his or her feet for long periods of time. Try it out and let us know how it...

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Quick Tip: Do you know how to deeply stretch your calf muscle?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to deeply stretch your calf muscle?

After showing you the partner psoas stretch last week with 2016 Olympian, Nathalie Marchino, Psoas co-owner, Scott Schwartz moves south this week to show you a great warm up that stretches your calves and gets your knees and ankles moving too. Although Scott demonstrates this stretch with a chair, you can do this anywhere there is a stable ledge for you to drop your heel below your toes. Start off slow and as you warm up you can begin to sink deeper into your heel. In order to prevent any potential strain to your achilles, it is important not to go into this stretch too fast. This warm up is...

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