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Dr. Meredith Butulis

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Dance Medicine and Sport Physical Therapist | Personal Trainer | Pilates Instructor since 1998 | Life-long Dancer

8 Days Until Dance Team State: Using Good Fats to Peak...

Dancer and Parents, How can good fats help peak performance? Good fats help decrease inflammation and aide in the recovery cycle between practices. They also...

9 Days Until Dance Team State: Protein Power!

Dancers and Parents, Yesterday we discussed more ideal carbohydrate sources. Carbohydrates are the primary fuel for dance team style dance. However, protein is important too! Protein...

10 Days Until Dance Team State: The Carb is Your Friend

Carbs have definitely gained the attention in pop media lately. Right now you need your body and brain to work at their peak. To do...

11 Days Until Dance Team State: 5 Tips for Your Next...

Parents and dancers, less than two weeks until state! Why are we talking about your grocery cart now? Mostly because peak performance is fueled by...

12 Days Until Dance Team State: 5 Tips to Peak Performance...

Dancers and Coaches, are you planning to watch the Super Bowl today? Here's how the Super Bowl can help your practice this week! Think about these...

13 Days Until Dance Team State: Ideas to Choreograph Your Dynamic...

Coaches and captains, yesterday we provided the framework for your own dynamic warm ups. Today we offer examples! Sample dynamic warm up sequence: Ankle and...

14 Days Until Dance Team State: What’s in Your Warm Up?

Coaches and captains, yesterday we left you with the thought that we’d be back for more stretching tips today! Here we are! Let’s dive into...

15 Days Until Dance Team State: Static stretching?

Dancers, last week we mentioned stretching before bed to help improve your sleep efficiency. Which stretches should you include? This answer can be individual. However, here...

16 Days Until Dance Team State: Foam roller or lacrosse ball?

Dancers, last week we discussed how to roll it out. We focused on: how long to hold each spot relaxing into the tension instead...

17 Days Until Dance Team State: How’s Your Plan Looking?

Coaches and dancers, so much to do and so little time! Before we move on with more tips to plan your next 17 days to...