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PlateMate Weight Magnets

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These have to be some of new favorite training tools.  Most dumbbells and plates increase in increments of 5 lbs.  For some movements, that can be just too much of a jump.  You should be making progress every time you go in the gym, be it one more rep or one more pound, but you can’t jump up 5 lbs. …

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Perform Better

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Perform Better is where I get almost all of my training equipment; all kinds of bands, tubing, weights, you name it. What is great about this company is that no job or order is too big or small. You can order just a foam roller for yourself or you can contact them to help outfit your new gym or facility …

Simple Thoracic Spine Mobility Exercises Everyone Can Perform | Mike Reinold

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Simple Thoracic Spine Mobility Exercises Everyone Can Perform | Mike Reinold. This is an EXCELLENT post from Dr. Mike Reinold.  Equally helpful to musicians suffering from upper body pain, to those who sit all day and have shoulder, back and neck problems.  What Mike demonstrates in many of the videos below is actually outlined in great detail in the book …

Music Strong is Moving to Nashville

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Yes, you heard me correctly.  The Lord has really opened up a lot of great opportunities for Music Strong in the Music City and come early to mid August I will be moving to Nashville.  I will be teaching flute lessons in several area schools and have plans to really promote the mission of Music Strong – empowering musicians to …

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A New and Improved Shoulder Circuit for Musician and Desk Jockey Health

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Today I bring you a post from Coach Nick Tuminello. He has written a whole series on the rhomboids, lower traps, and all those key areas that can be problem spots to musicians and desk jockeys alike.  Whether you spend your day locked in a practice room or locked behind a desk and yearn to have strong shoulders and a …

New Rates Announced!

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After much research and deliberation, I am very happy to announce Music Strong’s new training rates.  We are also very excited to announce the launch of our new training option: Semi-Private Group Training.  Here’s a quick overview of our programs and rates.  Keep a lookout for updates to be able to purchase!  For now, if you are interested, please contact …

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Sleeping Booty: Anterior Pelvic Tilt and Sleeping Butt Syndrome Part 2

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What Can Be Done? This is, by no means, the definitive work and end-all be-all answer to this question.  I am not a doctor, a therapist or other medical practitioner and EACH situation is different.  Therefore, understand that these are suggestions, to be used in conjunction with possible other training modalities and may be contraindicated by your specific issue, so …

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Sleeping Booty: Anterior Pelvic Tilt and Sleeping Butt Syndrome Part I

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I have known for quite awhile now that my mom blessed me with a few things relating to my anatomy besides a nice smile and a non-functioning thyroid she also passed on to me her anterior pelvic tilt.  I have a strong suspicion that this is a major contributing factor to the mysterious chronic and migrating hip pain that I …

Become A NASM Certified Personal Trainer Like Me

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The National Academy of Sports Medicine is the certification agency through which I became a personal trainer.  I plan on soon obtaining an advanced specialization of Corrective Exercise Specialist.  They offer three different specializations: CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist) and PES (Performance Exercise Specialist), and their newest specialization: the FNS or Fitness Nutrition Specialist. NASM focuses on assessment, correcting muscle imbalances, …