Tag: Dr. Butulis

How can you train more efficiently instead of overtraining and risking injury?

Heart rate variability (HRV) measures the space between heartbeats. HRV monitors are different than heart rate monitors. The HRV score allows athletes to know...

Stretching tip: Standing figure four

Want more turnout? Need more standing leg stability to improve leg height? You can address both of these in one stretch. Stand on your left...

Stretching tip: Revolve reverse

Interested in back flexibility or higher arabesque type motions? The revolve reverse stretch is for you! Begin in a left lunge. Lengthen your right leg...

Stretching tip: Lunge with upper body twist

Your mid back rotation has a large impact on ease and symmetry of hip motion for leg extensions. Give this stretch a try to...

Stretching tip: Dragonfly twist

Noticing limited hamstring flexibility on one side, and limited hip flexor length on the other side? The dragonfly twist might help you rebalance your...

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

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...

2018 Sections Tip #4: Tapering and peak performance

Coaches, What you ask your dance team to do in the week before your biggest meets makes a difference! Pick only 2-3 big meets –...

2018 Sections Tip #3: Calming techniques

Tip #3: Calm the stage fright  Too much anxious energy leading to strange new choreography emerging during a meet? Being prepared by knowing your choreography...

Tips from the Pros: How to Peak for Section and State Dance Team Meets

Dancers, Coaches, and Parents, Ever hear of “peaking” a performance? How do you attain your absolute best when it matters most?  Bookmark this post and...

2018 Sections Tip #2: Out with sore muscles

Muscle soreness limiting your flexibility? Try these tips to help peak your performance. Warm up: Take 5-10 minutes to gradually get your heart pumping...
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