Posts Tagged "upper back"

Quick Tip: Are you ready to surf?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are you ready to surf?

Did you know that Jenny Lightstone (Psoas owner) and Chris Ludwig (Psoas therapist) are both surfers? They love thinking about ways to keep the body wave-ready, and this week’s Quick Tip does just that. The Butterfly Stroke Exercise activates the muscles of the upper back — including the traps, lats, rhomboids, posterior deltoids, and certain rotator cuff muscles. But this exercise is also great for those of us who’ve never touched a surf board. The muscles of the upper back often get weak when we spend a lot of time at desks, driving, or looking at our phones. By safely...

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Quick Tip: Improving Posture with Spinal Exercises

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Improving Posture with Spinal Exercises

Did you read the title of this week’s Quick Tip and sit up a little taller? We’re all a little guilty of it. Spending endless hours hunched over keyboards and phones is making it harder to stay conscious of that trait our parents tried so hard to instill in us. So, lets not let their efforts go in vain. This week’s Quick Tip is with Psoas therapist, Ryan Saldivar, here to show you a spinal exercise that will help improve your posture…you don’t even have to get out of your chair! This exercise is great for everyone, and is a simple way to check in with all of the...

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Quick Tip: Foam Rolling the Upper Back

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Foam Rolling the Upper Back

Since many of us carry our tension in our backs, you might be feeling a little extra tense this week, and we totally understand. With work conferences, Giants games, construction, and public transit delays, who wouldn’t be feeling a little extra tight? But don’t worry, we’ve got your back! If you suffer from the occasional upper back tightness that many of us do, look no further. In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny shows us a simple way to use the foam roller to release tension in the muscles of the upper back. This exercise is great for pretty much everyone, but is...

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Quick Tip: Erector Muscle Release

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Erector Muscle Release

Scott Schwartz is back in the training room for this week’s Quick Tip. Join him and Penina, as they show you some techniques that you can add to your list of effective multitasking. As much as we try to avoid it, most of us are bound to our computers these days. Don’t become a victim of Desk Worker Syndrome: tight neck, tight shoulders, lower back pain…yuck! By implementing some simple exercises with lacrosse or tennis balls, you can help avoid these nasty symptoms. So while you’re working on your next email, bust out the lacrosse balls and give your Erector Muscles...

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