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Simple Solutions for Back Pain – #10 Hamstring Stretches

Genevieve on Back System equipment

Stretch #2- Hamstring Stretch  Back System3 Keeping the hamstrings stretched is an important part of maintaining lumbar flexibility. Tight hamstrings, gluteal and hip flexor muscles are often key components of back pain. Even if you’re not in pain,  (happy times) it’s important and extremely helpful to maintain hamstring flexibility. Keeping your hamstrings long and released…

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Strength and power, are they the same?

Strength and power are often confused and have been used at times interchangeably in the world of exercise. It has been helpful for me to understand the differences and their role in “training” by pairing each with their balancing partner. The partner of strength is flexibility. Strength is like a bridge. Flexibility is like a…

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Pilates arabesque Reformer

Reformer Practice - Pilates Studio Tucson

It’s such a joy teaching Mary week after week –  these past 14 years.  Here she’s showing the Classical Pilates Arabesque on the reformer. Simply beautiful!       Mary T., practicing Arabesque on the Reformer. Previously Published October 2011              

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Seek straightness from the circle.

Spiral Movements

  Life doesn’t happen in a straight line.  It’s cyclical or more of a spiral, if you will . These days I am more often thinking of life more as a spiral than as a straight line. Life does not come with a directional map and step by step instructions.  I’m embracing a more circular, softer approach. I’m…

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