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    How Not to Stretch

    Posted on March 3, 2017 by in Stretches

    I’ve addressed the correct way to stretch in several other blog posts so today I’m gonna tell you what not to do. Now, I’m not normally one to focus on the negative but people will insist on stretching in ways that don’t work and then claim that stretching is useless. The only time stretching is useless […]

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    The Secret to Stretching (Why You Shouldn’t Try to Stretch)

    Posted on March 27, 2015 by in Stretches

    The Secret to Stretching is to Stretch Gently. You’ve heard me say it before: moving into a stretch until you’re really feeling a burn is counterproductive. This is because it activates a reflex that causes the muscle to contract to protect itself from being over-stretched and torn. Some people seem to innately grasp the concept […]

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    Are You Making This Common Stretching Mistake?

    Posted on February 20, 2015 by in Stretches

    Don’t try this at home! Oh who am I kidding, if you can do this stretch safely, more power to you. I’m just jealous because I WISH I could do this stretch. For most of my life I’ve been what’s known as “flexibly impaired.” I couldn’t touch my toes to save my life. I could touch my […]

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    How To Stretch in 5 Easy Steps

    Posted on August 15, 2014 by in Stretches

    There’s a lot more to stretching than just bending, leaning, or twisting until you feel a really big pull on your tight muscle. In fact, most people who come into my office (not all of them, mind you. Just most.) have been taught the absolutely wrong way to stretch. Whether you’re stretching prior to exercise, […]

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    How to Stretch Like a Boss

    Posted on January 31, 2014 by in Stretches

      If you’re like most people, you spend a good portion of your work day with your arms in front of you and your palms turned downward. Then when you get home, you spend a few more hours in that position making dinner, surfing the interwebs, or playing games on one of your devices. As […]

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    5 Essential Travel Stretches

    Posted on June 14, 2012 by in Stretches, Travel/Vacation/Holiday

    While traveling, you spend most of your time sitting; often scrunched into a space that is way too small to leave you feeling good when you finally arrive at your destination. Lucky for you, I’ve got 5 great stretches to get the kinks out.   1. Front of Shoulder Stretch This stretch is especially helpful […]

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    Simple (But Effective) Neck Stretches

    Posted on March 29, 2012 by in Neck Pain, Stretches

    I’m often asked about good stretches for a tight neck.  So this week, I’m going to share some of my favorite  neck stretches that will benefit almost everyone. They’re mostly in picture form, they’re that simple. Begin each stretch by moving your head as far as you comfortably can in that direction, or until you […]

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