Keep It Simple!

In Fitness, Flute by Angela0 Comments

Have you seen my latest article up on FluteFocus.com?  There is a plethora of valueable information and articles up on this site, be you a flutist or not.  Here is a sneak peak at my latest article, which you can view in its entirety here:  http://www.flutefocus.com/Health/keep-it-simple.html In it, I discuss the basic principles in designing a workout program.  K.I.S.S. Keep …

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 …

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

In Corrective Exercise, Fitness by Angela0 Comments

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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How to Squat – From Diesel Strength

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Diesel Strength and Conditioning | Athletic Strength Training. This is a comprehensive (read: long and highly detailed) post on HOW to squat. It’s amazing that something so incredibly simple, something we did as 2-year olds without a second thought has become so incredibly difficult for us.  Unless your daily job has you squatting (like lots of people who are not …

The Flutists’ Pain Points

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  Ask almost any flutist that has pain brought on by playing, and odds are they will mention one of these sites as giving them trouble: wrist, upper back (between shoulder blades), shoulder area or lower back. Sometimes the problem is that the pain is in ALL of these sites. Studies have been done, but the results are inconclusive as …

Women: How NOT to Get Bulky

In Fitness, Motivation and Success, Nutrition by Angela0 Comments

Bret Contreras » Where My Ladies At?. Bret recently posted this post and I got amazingly inspired by it – enough to write my own post! Watching these girls is inspiring and makes me want to go practice my squatting and deadlifting right now! Notice that NONE of these girls are what you would call bulky.  So why are you …

Identfying Shoulder Pain Part 2 – What to Do About It

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Additional Disclaimer Before I continue this post, I would once again like to state that I am not a licensed medical professional and this post is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any medical injury, disease, cause, condition or ailment.  If you suffer from any type of pain you should seek the cousel of a qualified medical professional.  A …

What Interests You?

In Fitness, Flute by Angela0 Comments

So as you all know, I have two main passions when it comes to career: Music and Fitness.  I’ve gone into mostly uncharted territory with promoting myself as a Musician Health Coach, or a personal trainer for musicians.  What does that mean to you, though?  What does that mean and what do I do and how does that actually benefit …

3 Exercises + 1 for Core Strength and Stability

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As I was reading through my Google Reader this morning, I came across this blog post: 3 Stability Exercises to Strengthen Core Muscles. (I’m going to use her images here, I give her credit for finding them!)  As I was reading I thought “what a great idea for flutists!”  Americans as a whole are horrifically lacking in core stability.  We …