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Taking the Pain out of the Piccolo

In Corrective Exercise, Fitness, Flute, Pedagogy and Teaching by Angela

This article was originally published in 2014 and was based off the wildly popular presentation I did with GySgt.(Ret.) Cynthia K. Rugolo of “The President’s Own” Marine Band at the National Flute Association convention in Washington DC in 2015. Both piccoloists, both in military bands and both invested in musician’s health (I took over her position as chair of the …

Creating Bullet Proof Wrists in Guitarists

In Corrective Exercise, Fitness, personal training by Angela

How many times have you been on stage and felt that “ache” on your wrist that goes from occasional to frequent?  Pretty soon you find yourself having to alter your playing style, your posture, your set list, or maybe even talking more between songs in search of rest. Hopefully this isn’t you, but don’t be surprised if you just felt …

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What About Workout Clothes?

In Fitness by Angela

So I’ve been wearing the same workout clothes forever, I used to get them at the Champion Outlet which has now gone defunct and that means I’m on the lookout for some new gear! So imagine how excited I was to be contacted by Kevin over at Elite Sports / Born Tough … they make some fit, flattering, fierce and …

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Tuned and Strong Podcast: Ep. 11 Healthy Habits Part 1: Nutrition

In Fitness, media/podcast/interviews by Angela

https://youtu.be/hHyi-xGPtHg Healthy habits can be a touchy subject. (If you’re finding this post and you HAVEN’T seen the podcast yet, why, sit right here and take a listen then click the YouTube link and hit that SUBSCRIBE button!) This episode was a really interesting one and we wanted to be able to give you more resources than YouTube will allow us to …

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How To Foam Roll

In Corrective Exercise, Fitness by Angela

So you have a foam roller, but do you know what to do with it? I like to call a foam roller “the poor man’s massage therapist”. While in no way can a foam roller take the place of an LMT, it definitely can help keep your tissues supple and mobile. Guidelines: use this as a routine by itself or …