Sharing Notes On What I Learned From Hanging on a Bar Ep. 3 | Building Full Body Strength

This post is the third in a series called, ‘Sharing Notes On What I Learned’. This time, I’m sharing notes on what I learned from hanging on a bar. About two years ago, I began routinely hanging on a bar to develop more upper body strength. I felt weak at first, but with consistency, it…

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Using Yoga Straps For Shoulder Mobility and Trunk Flexibility

Our shoulders and spine can become stiff and achy for a variety of reasons: Driving, computer work, stress, athletic activities, to name a few. I started using straps to improve shoulder range of motion a couple years ago. Adding straps to my morning warm up routine has offered me wonderful results. My shoulders and spine…

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Why Foam Roll?

A foam roller is one of the tools I use regularly, to help my body stay agile and mobile. WHAT IS FOAM ROLLING? Foam rolling is a self-massage technique used to soothe tight, sore muscles. WHY SHOULD I FOAM ROLL? Benefits: -improves mobility -helps prevent injury -warms up the body -speeds up recovery process WHEN…

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Figure 4 Variations: How To Stretch the Piriformis Muscle

The figure 4 is an excellent stretch for the buttocks and specifically the piriformis. It is also, one of the first stretches I remember being taught. The exercise called the ‘figure 4’, was first introduced to me in high school track and field practice, freshman year. A varsity team leader called out the stretch. “FIGURE…

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How I Use My Theracane To Relieve Tension In My Neck and Shoulders

I have been using a theracane for several years to relieve tension in my neck and shoulders. I use the theracane after sitting at the computer, long periods of driving, upper body strength workouts, during stressful periods. I love that the theracane is lightweight and easy to bring with me. I use it when I am at home, in between clients, and in the car as a passenger.

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