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 …

Activating a Weak Rotator Cuff Using the Body Blade

In Fitness, Flute by Angela0 Comments

Have you heard of the Body Blade? It looks deceptively easy, but if you have any muscle weakness you’ll be shocked how difficult it is to control. This is an excellent tool for activating the weak muscles of the rotate cuff which can be especially painful in musicians such as flutists, guitarists, string players and pianists. Start out with 5 …

Physical Fitness for Vocalists and Athletes Post-Surgery

In Corrective Exercise, Entrepreneurship, Fitness, Motivation and Success by Angela0 Comments

Just because vocalists don’t hold an instrument doesn’t mean they don’t have specific muscle imbalances that can hinder their musical careers.  Meet Liz, a vocal coach and voice trainer here in Nashville who utilized our services to improve her posture, body awareness and freedom of movement to release tension in her neck, upper back and hips and can sing better …

Music Strong Helps Hollywood Trombonist

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Have you checked out our YouTube channel lately?  If not, you’re missing out. Thanks to Neil Ebanks for making these incredible Promo Videos, I have 5 clients talk about how Music Strong has helped them achieve pain-free playing careers and phenomenal weight loss; everyone from recording artists and touring musicians to vocal coaches, chiropractors to trombone players. Here is the …

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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 …

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Are you Music Strong?

In Entrepreneurship, Fitness, Flute, Travel, Workshops by Angela0 Comments

Whew! I have been traveling so much, there has been no time for updating, sorry!  This last week I was blessed to have been invited to present at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacadoches, TX.  I gave a flute masterclass, a recital, two Music Strong workshops and a presentation on being a musician in the military.  It was a wonderful …

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My Favorite Pre-Workout Supplement

In Fitness, Nutrition, Resources by Angela0 Comments

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 …

Top 10 List to Get to Who You Want to Be

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  So you’ve made it through all 9 weeks and here we are at the last week. I originally said there would be 9 steps, but turns out there are 10, though you may feel 10 is optional I want you to give it some serious thought. Have accountability and take responsibility What does that mean? 1. Take complete responsibility …