Study Verifies Strength Training Helps Musicians

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Well, this is super exciting!  A study just recently published on PubMed has just come out being one of the first studies to find out if specific strength training is more helpful to musicians than general fitness. And the takeaway? YES! You can read the summary here:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28599016 What exciting things to know?  up to 91% of musicians experience playing …

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Playing Flute With Double Jointed Fingers

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When I was in the Nashville Youth Symphony in high school, a fellow flutist had these beautiful rings I commented on and to my amazement she told me: “oh, I have double jointed fingers. These rings help prevent my fingers from flying backwards if I play too fast.” Say what?? So I looked into it and through the years I …

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New Study Shows Benefits of Working With a Personal Trainer

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Over the course of my career specializing in fitness training for musicians, it has become obvious to me the benefits that come from using a personal trainer, especially when it is combined with a proper nutrition plan. Clients look better, feel healthier, have increased energy, and can play for extended periods without pain. While I see these benefits on a …

Do You Follow Me On Pinterest?

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Music Strong is on Pinterest!  Come see what we’re pinning for musicians, for health, for fitness and for fun.   [SlideDeck2 id=6105]

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Lyle McDonald’s Books and Body Recomposition

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I am constantly referring people to Lyle’s books. From Rapid Fat Loss, to Flexible Dieting to getting in contest ready shape, he is an absolute authority on the science of fat loss, muscle gain, etc.   I’ve put all of his books together in one easy to find place right here.  He also has a free forum you can join to …

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My Favorite Pre-Workout Supplement

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Pre-workout supplements are all the rage and have been for awhile.  Back when I worked at Vitamin Shoppe BSN’s N.O. Explode was our most popular seller, followed right up by USP Labs Jack3D.  N.O. Xplode got the job done but the taste!!! *shiver*  You will literally shiver because it’s so strong. Jack3D is good too, with less bitterness and I …

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Protein Peanut Butter Cups?

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Ok, so while I still have special love in my heart for Power Crunch Bars, I have a new favorite protein bar, and they’ve come out with something amazing, peanut butter cups! The cups have the same amount of calories (I think) as Reese’s, but 20g of protein! I dare you to find that anywhere else.  Oh, and did I …

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Foam Rolling Class in Hermitage, TN!

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I’m very excited to announce I’ll be leading my first foam rolling class at Next Level Strength and Conditioning in Hermitage, TN. It’ll be 30 minutes of self-massage and just like a good massage, you feel pain followed by relief, difference being YOU are in control of the pressure. You’ll leave the session feeling more relaxed (or possibly more energized), …

Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle

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If you have searched around the internet at all for information about how fat loss works, undoubtedly you’ve come across Tom Venuto.  Tom is an award-winning author and natural body builder who lays everything out for you in his best seller “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle”.  The book has just been updated after 10 years on the market and …

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Flute Day 2012!

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    Check out the Brochure!   flute day brochure Flute Day is November 3, 2012 and will be held at Altus Flutes in Mt. Juliet, TN.  They will have Altus, Azumi and Jupiter flutes, piccolos, altos and basses available to play and try. This Flute Day is really focused on middle schoolers and high schoolers, and what’s important to them, …