Posts Tagged "stability"

Quick Tip: Are you using the right hip stretch?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are you using the right hip stretch?

There are so many different hip stretches out there, so it can be hard to find the one that’s right for you. And for those of us with overworked lateral rotators of the hip, it’s really important to stretch them. Still, we have to approach these stretches with care, especially since stretching the hips can sometimes cause stress in the low back. In this week’s Quick Tip, Scott does a quick run-down of our three favorite stretches for the lateral rotators of the hip, and reviews the benefits and drawbacks to each. The first version (figure 4) is a great way to prioritize...

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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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