Activating a Weak Rotator Cuff Using the Body Blade

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 sets of 5 repetitions and gradually Continue Reading →

Music Strong at University of Chattanooga

Yesterday I had the wonderful privilege of getting to present a 2-hour workshop to the students and faculty at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.  Special thanks to Dr. Heather Small for organizing this event.  We had a great turnout and lots of class participation.  It was amazing to see how almost everyone had an ache, a pain, an injury previous or ongoing and lots of Continue Reading →

Foam Rolling Class in Hermitage, TN!

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), with increase range of motion and Continue Reading →

Trigger Point Total Body Package

Trigger point therapy is a great way to relieve stress, pain and muscle tension and is the first step in all my training programs and warm up routines. These prodcuts are excellent to prevent your thumbs from being fatigued and getting in deeply to the muscles and the best part is that after 5-7 seconds of pressure they mimic the feeling of a human thumb! See Continue Reading →