Tags: exercises

  • I apologize. Last blog I told you there was a problem with how most bands warm up (static stretching), but I did not offer specific solutions. After receiving many messages and emails, I realize that needs to change. I want to give you three exercises that you can implement...

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  • Stop stretching?? Yes, you heard that correctly! The Health Guy in the marching world said to STOP stretching before you take the field. What gives? Image 1: Marching band students performing a stretch before rehearsal You have probably been trained since elementary school to stretch before any physical activity....

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  • “My knee is bothering me again. It keeps happening when we do X part of the show.” Does this phrase sound familiar? If you’ve been around colorguards long enough you probably just had the face of a specific student or friend pop up in your mind. Injuries run rampant...

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  • It was a regular occurrence; our band would be given a water break halfway through rehearsal, and I would have a student come up to me. One hand would be holding her instrument and the other would be clutching the back of her leg. “My leg is really hurting...

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