Study Verifies Strength Training Helps Musicians

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 related musculoskeletal pain  (wow….that’s almost everyone…) Continue Reading →

Music Strong is featured on WSMV Channel 4 in Nashville!

Well this is super exciting! “Today in Nashville” found out about Music Strong and wanted to interview us to find out just what we do and who we are. If you missed it, the story aired  on January 23, 2017 between 11 AM-12 PM on WSMV Channel 4.  They did a great job showing just Music Strong Fitness Training is helping members of the Nashville Symphony Continue Reading →

Simple Thoracic Spine Mobility Exercises Everyone Can Perform | Mike Reinold

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 “Inside -Out: The Ultimate Upper Body Continue Reading →

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

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 pain free back, this article is Continue Reading →

Foam Roller

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 bit sore the next day, but Continue Reading →