Trip to Nicholls

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See?  Foam rolling can be fun… These students were such great sports.  We had a lot of fun learning and trying together.  As I stated in an earlier blog post, I got invited to Nicholls University to do a presentation on Workouts for Musicians.  We went through some basic anatomy and physiology and then we all did some dynamic integration …

Practice Room Warmups?

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As musicians (whether you be a flutist or not), we tend to be rather meticulous about our instruments and how we approach our practice time: warming up the smaller muscles of our embochures, warming up our fingers with scales, even warming up our ears with long tones or our minds with imagery and planning the session out.  But how much …

Going to the Florida Flute Fair

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This coming weekend I’m super excited to be giving my first convention presentation at the Florida Flute Fair.  Saturday morning, 9 AM at the Altamonte Springs Hilton, I will be giving the presentation “From the Weight Room to the Practice Room: Workouts to Prevent Pain”.  I’m going to be addressing the various muscular imbalances that flutists tend to acquire, and …

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Fitness Trainer

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Unbelievably, I just found a great post about virtual fitness trainers.  This is what I consider myself to be able to do: someone can hire me over the internet to write out a fitness plan for them and we keep in contact by photos and email.  Need more information?  How about the Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Fitness …

Protein Bar recipes

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Lots of people eat protein bars.  Most are junk; candy bars in disguise.  I did a review of one of the two I support and you can read about that here, and I HIGHLY suggest purchasing Quest and Power Crunch Bars.  Quest bars have 20g whey protein, 17g prebiotic fiber and no artificial anything, and they taste great.  Most protein …

Oh no! My knees went over my toes!

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How often have you heard that statement in regards to exercise? When squatting, lunging or anything else that involves bending the knees “make sure not to let the knees go over the toes.” This is NONSENSE.  Forget about it, because if that were true, we would not be able to climb stairs!  Alwyn Cosgrove, a man who KNOWS his stuff, …

Foam Rolling

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Foam what?  I’m sure most of you have no idea what I’m talking about, but everyone should.  Ever had a massage?  I mean a good, deep tissue massage?  It hurts like mad while it’s being done, you’ll find tight and knotted muscles you didn’t know you had, but when you are done, don’t you feel so much better?  Possibly a …