See? Foam rolling can be fun
These students were such great sports. We had a lot of fun learning and trying together. As I stated in an earlier blog post, I got invited to Nicholls University to do a presentation on Workouts for Musicians. We went through some basic anatomy and physiology and then we all did some dynamic integration and body mapping followed by some dynamic warmups, static stretching, lower body activation work and we went through some exercises that are helpful to musicians to make them stronger.
I had some brave students as you can see. Foam rolling can feel good afterwards, but not only can it be awkward but it sure can be painful! These students were definitely up for the challenge.
We also tried to learn how to squat and do a deep squat hold. These kids are college age and it was remarkable how inflexible some of us are, even at a young age. It just goes to show that you’re not to young or too old to exercise and learn how to stretch properly.
When you do these things on a regular basis, your body is stronger and when your body is strong, YOU are strong. You can hold your instrument for a long time without getting tired, you can breathe more deeply, you have a better awareness of your body and certain muscles don’t get underused while other muscles get overused.
Musicians, please, don’t neglect your first instrument!
I’m here to help. 🙂
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