The Flutists’ Pain Points

In Fitness, Flute by Angela0 Comments

  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 …

Blogs to check out: strong ladies « The fitness industry’s copywriter

In Fitness, Motivation and Success, Nutrition by Angela0 Comments

Blogs to check out: strong ladies « The fitness industry’s copywriter. After writing the blog post yesterday about busting the women’s bulky myth  I came across this blog post giving a list of blogs of ladies who aren’t afraid to lift heavy. Looking for some more inspirational women?   Here’s the list, but check out the above blog post for more …

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

In Fitness, Flute by Angela0 Comments

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 …

Are You Ready to Change?

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What does change entail?  Why are we afraid?  This goes along with Failure, being Afraid to Fail and its cousin, Afraid of Success.  Which camp do you belong to? We are all afraid of something, whether we admit it or not.  We all have strengths and weaknesses, whether we admit it or not!  A lot of times these characteristics go …

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 …

Home (And Portable) Workout Equipment/Products

In Fitness, Travel by Angela0 Comments

As I was surfing through my Twitter feed this morning, I came across this great link from ABC, mentioning just a few workout products that were talked about on “Good Morning America”.   Making up excuses to not exercises is about as popular (if not more so) than making up fishing stories here in America.  The truth is, people should not …

Stretching ADEQUATELY before/during/after playing

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What does it mean to stretch adequately?  And why should I bother? Stretching is underrated and underdone and people, especially musicans, are paying the price for it.  The body was designed to move and it was not meant to hold static positions for long lengths of time, be that sitting in a car, typing, playing an instrument, etc.  If one …