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PODCAST EP 8

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Be your OWN advocate

EPISODE 8


Be your OWN advocate

Be your OWN advocate!

(42:35)
Who knows the most about your body? When is it appropriate to seek help from someone else, and how is a healthy relationship built between client and practitioner?
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In this episode, Angela McCuiston of Music Strong & Dr. Jen Kabbas of Tuned and Toned Performance discuss the importance of self-advocacy, considering a practitioner's background, and key considerations for developing a productive professional relationship in a medical, fitness, or educational setting.

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If you'd like a specific pre-performance workout, Check out "The Musician's Essential Exercises" available on the website, Amazon or Google Books.

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PODCAST EP 10

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Muscle Imbalances

EPISODE 10


Muscle Imbalances

Are Muscle Imbalances Bad?

(40:14)
In our first episode of 2021 we cover the topic of "if muscle imbalances are bad or not".
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Happy New Year! In our first episode of 2021 we cover the topic of if muscle imbalances are bad or not. It's not as cut and dried an answer as you think. Drop us a comment on YOUR thoughts about this and what you'd like to hear us discuss next!

We also keep you updated on some things that we are offering - we'd love for you to be a part of!

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If you'd like a specific pre-performance workout, Check out "The Musician's Essential Exercises" available on the website, Amazon or Google Books.

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PODCAST EP 11

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Workout Routines

EPISODE 11


Workout Routines

Pre-performance Workout Routines

(20:51)
Do you have a pre-performance workout routine? Well, the answer is: it depends!
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Jen and Angela talks about the difference between what they do for for solo vs. shows/pit performance vs. orchestral playing vs. auditions and what we do to before, during and after playing as well as how we alter our regular workout routine before a performance.

Episode Reference:


If you'd like a specific pre-performance workout, Check out "The Musician's Essential Exercises" available on the website, Amazon or Google Books.


Also, check out this article from Fitnessvolt on "How to Make Your Own Pre-Workout Drink (Cheap and Easy)"

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PODCAST EP 12

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Nutrition

EPISODE 12


Nutrition

Health Habits Part 1: Nutrition

(44:57)

In this episode, we delved into psychology, habits, compensatory behavior and nutrition and more.

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We cover quite a bit here - delving into psychology, habits, compensatory behavior and nutrition - we share some vulnerable things and we'd love to hear from you.

More show notes here: Ep. 11 Healthy Habits Part 1: Nutrition


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  • Interested about the 10 week challenge? List is here.
  • Join the "I Am Music Strong" free group here.

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PODCAST EP 29

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Invisible Injuries

EPISODE 29


Invisible Injuries

Invisible Injuries with Flutist and Powerlifter McKenzie Cooper

(1:14:39)

McKenzie Cooper is a flutist/piccoloist with a love of powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting (Power-building-olympic-weightlifting) talking about navigating the world of cubital tunnel syndrome.

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Join us in this episode with McKenzie Cooper. A flutist/piccoloist with a love of powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting (Power-building-olympic-weightlifting) who's experiencing a cubital tunnel syndrome. We talk about different modalities relating to nerve issues as well as navigating the world after college, getting bulky as a female, worried about injury during weightlifting as a musicians, endometriosis (and navigating the practitioner landscape) and business.

If you're looking for a podcast that that addresses your concern as a young musician (what you wish you knew), gym intimidation, how fitness can enhance your musical career and also, what to to do after school....this is it!

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You can find more about McKenzie at:

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Dry Needling for Musicians

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What is DRy Needling?

In this blog, we discussed “DRY NEEDLING” with Peak Tempo PT Dr. Abby Daunis. She is a physical therapist here in Nashville, Tennessee specializing in athletes especially triathletes and runners.

Abby is a physical therapist who specializes in orthopedics. She earned her doctorate from Texas Woman’s University, School of Physical Therapy in 2013.  She has worked as an outpatient physical therapist since that time.  Abby is certified in dry needling, Kinesiotaping, SFMA level 1, and USATF level 1.  

Abby is a lover of endurance sports. She is a runner and triathlete.  She has completed three marathons and multiple half-marathons, 10Ks, and 5Ks.  She competes in triathlons ranging from sprint distance to Half Iron Man distance.  She thoroughly enjoys treating endurance athletes and helping people return to sport and recreation.

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We will cover all kinds of things from nerve entrapment to what numbness and tingling means, who to see, how PT and training work together and how strength training benefits musicians.

She’s been helping me, as a musician, I’ve been going through some cervical radiculopathy. It has something  to do with, some compression here in my neck from too many car accidents. And I’m calling it the fourth injury I’ve had from playing the flute. It started with the car accidents, but then after that, being a hyper mobile person, it all happened when I was carrying a heavy backpack through the Atlanta Airport, like 50 pound backpack for two days.

I was cramming for a recital on alto flute and I was trying to get started in doing push ups and preparing for my army physical fitness test. It was going okay, but it was just too much too soon and something had to give and I already had some issues with my neck. So what happened was that I had some compression in the discs and now I can’t feel my fingers but it’s getting better and that’s the situation that Abby’s gonna talk about:

Follow Dr. Abby here on social media!
 
Instagram: Peak_Tempo_PT
Facebook: PeakTempoPT
Website: PeakTempoPT
 Email: abby@peaktempopt.com
 
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PODCAST EP 28

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Use Better Words

EPISODE 28


ep 12

Use Better Words with

"The Rock Doctor" Mike Schwartz

(59:02)

Join us in this podcast episode - Use Better Words with "The Rock Doctor" Mike Schwartz

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References: The Music Fit Method: www.musicfitmethod.com

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You can find more about Mike at:

 

  • Band: The Intergalactic Lovers - album "Little Tiny Burdens"
  • Book: The Musician's Guide to Surviving the RockStar Lifestyle - by Mike Schwartz

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PODCAST EP 27

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Don't Be a Jerk

EPISODE 27


ep 12

"Don't Be a Jerk!" Tuned and Strong with Vinnie Ciesielski

(1:23:57)

Join us in our conversation with Vinnie Ciesielski. A trumpet player with an incredible story!

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Do we have a treat for you today! Vinnie Ciesielski is a trumpet player with an incredible story! Having performed on over 6,000 recordings he has toured/performed/recorded with such artists as Keb Mo, Martina McBride, Stephen Tyler, Kirk Franklin and Carmen....just to name a few.

Vinnie takes us on his personal journey of "finding his groove" after doctors told him if he didn't loose weight he would die, to finding cycling, healthy habits, positive outlook in the face of tragedy, going from broke to successful (and letting other musicians know it's OK to be successful and no you DON"T have to be broke your entire life) and most importantly, besides discipline to get there? Don't be a jerk!

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You can find more about Vinnie at:

 

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Playing the Flute With Braces

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“I have to get braces! Will I be able to play the flute?!”

This is an incredibly common question, and one I asked myself when I got braces in the 10th grade. With every student I’ve taught and in my own experience, it’s usually not an issue (though it sure seems scary at the forefront!). In my own experience, I was horrified to find out that right after I got braces I couldn’t make a sound! What it meant was that my embouchure was actually too tight and it forced me to learn a better way of playing, and as is mentioned in this article, I too felt like I got a better sound with braces. Because the lips had farther to travel it created extra space in the mouth which created more resonance and it helped strengthen the lips of my embochure.


As you may or may not know I am the current chair of the Performance Health Committee for the National Flute Association. We have several members that rotate on a 4-year basis and we also have a medical advisory board. To answer this question, Dr. Chip Shelton (flutist and orthodontist) wrote this article joined by former fellow advisory board member and physical therapist Dr. Susan Fain and committee member Melissa Vining.

If you are a current member of the NFA, you can see the article in the Spring 2021 issue of the Flutist Quarterly.
Here is the full article!

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PODCAST EP 26

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Self-Employed Musician

EPISODE 26


ep 12

The Self-Employed Musician with

Ashley Hagadorn

(1:33:50)
Join our conversation with Ashley Hagadorn. A Successful music studio business owner, violist, strongman competitor and recent mom.
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Successful music studio business owner, violist, strongman competitor and recent mom, Ashley Hagadorn joins us for a conversation you can lump under "things I didn't learn in music school but should have". We cover how to go from traveling teacher to owning your own studio, taxes, marketing/branding, logo design (remember this: people don't read!), contracts, getting paid and how to put more responsibility on your students/clients so you aren't doing EVERYTHING.

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You can find Ashely on Facebook and IG at:

Also covered - get a CPA!

We also delve into how to she went from cardio bunny to Crossfit to finding her way into loving Strongman lifts and more importantly, how it has helped her as a musician!

Takeaways:

  • Get a CPA (they aren't as expensive as you think)
  • Keep logo simple and marketing pretty- people look at pictures, they don't read
  • Lifting for strength and lifting for size are completely different - if you want to get strong you won't automatically look like a bodybuilder.

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