Posts Tagged "warm-up"

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: Are you ready to race?

Posted by on Jul 18, 2019 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are you ready to race?

The San Francisco Marathon is nearly here! Are you ready? If you need support to get the most out of your last training days, we’re here to help. Our clinical team works with runners preparing for events all year round. And we love offering pre-race sports massage to help increase range of motion, prevent injury, and reduce recovery time. If you have questions about how bodywork can support your goals for the marathon, just give our intake specialists a call! In the meantime, we’re sharing a great runner’s warm-up from our library of Quick Tips: Frog Pose. Drawn from Kundalini...

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Quick Tip: Do you know about The Stick?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Community Workshop, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know about The Stick?

There are many fun and useful mobility tools available, but proper instruction and understanding of their benefits are initially limited. The Stick is a great product we stock here at Psoas, which is useful for loosening up and getting your muscles ready for movement as well as for preventative maintenance after a harder work out to help your muscles from tightening up. Watch below as Jenny shows you how to use The Stick on your quads. Check out this product out along with the shorter travel friendly model we have the next time you stop by the studio.

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