by Dana Cavalea April 18, 2018

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Hey Team-

I have been getting so many questions from both athletes and business folks on getting rid of their "tightness"... and gaining more flexibility...

I tell them the following formula...

Tension = Pain.Tension = Injury.Tension = Stress & Systematic Overload.

Simply stated: the more tension you have in your body, the worse you feel.

In my time with the Yankees, and the time I spend now with my Athletes & Executives... most of the time is spent "releasing" their muscular tension...

I firmly believe global muscle tightness is responsible for so much more than just muscle strains, but cardiac issues, poorly functioning organs, and inefficient systemic behavior.... in addition to all the aches & pains..

Let me share with you a simple solution....

  1. Heat It. (Hot Bath, Heat Packs, and or Biking/ Elliptical)
  2. Inhibit It. (Foam Rolling, Massage, Trigger Point Sticks, Lacrosse Balls)
  3. Stretch It.(Quads, Hip Flexors, Calves, Lats via Reaching, Glutes, Neck)
  4. Move It. (Glute Bridges, Squats, Single Leg Balance, Marches, Skips)
  5. Repeat It. 1x in AM, 1x in PM

This Routine may take 15-20 minutes, but that is a small price to feel great....

What I love about this routine is that it is simple, effective, and the results can last for days...and the pain can be relieved indefinitely....

Tension is the enemy.... 

It is caused by our overactive minds, under-active bodies, and an attempt to bury stress, insecurity, fear, and all those demons we have....

Get on this routine... click the links to see examples!

Go kick some butt!




Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the World Champion Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance of the New York Yankees. Currently, he is a High Performance Speaker & Consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, and Workforces on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life integration, and most importantly improve daily performance /outcomes. Book Dana to Speak at your Company Event or Conference Today!

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Xindy Frassato
Xindy Frassato

April 20, 2018

Great! Thanks!!!

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