Straight To The Point Blog

February 6th, 2019

Combining Single Muscle Movements: Video

This time of year is packed with traveling to visit friends and family. It can be hard, if not impossible, to bring your gym with you. But in this video, Point Performance’s trainer Phil Silberman demonstrates how easy it is to string together a sequence of single muscle movements into a workout that can be Read More…

February 6th, 2019

Posture and TMJ: Video

If you have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), you’re familiar with the painful locking and clicking of your jaw when you open it. But did you know that your posture might be limiting your jaw mobility? In this video, Point Performance’s Sara Squires, DPT, demonstrates how poor posture can affect and worsen TMJ. First she assumes correct Read More…

February 6th, 2019

Gaze Stabilization: Video

Do you ever experience dizziness when you stand up too quickly? Does the room spin when you move your head side to side? You might have an issue with gaze stabilization. In this video, Point Performance’s Julie Shein demonstrates a simple technique to build your vestibular endurance and help with gaze stabilization. As you master Read More…

January 7th, 2019

Serratus Shoulder Exercises: Video

Often when we talk about building shoulder muscles or working on posture, there is a heavy focus on pinching back and bringing the shoulder blades together. However, it is important not to forget the muscles that move the arm forward, especially the serratus muscle. The serratus anterior muscle wrap around ribs and moves the scapula Read More…

January 2nd, 2019

Leg Exercises for Ski Season: Video

Ski season is upon us and it’s never too early to start getting your legs ready for the fresh powder. There are lots of great ski mountains within driving distance of Bethesda. Two exercises that can really help you Vonn the slopes are tuck squats and lunges. Both of these exercises put you in positions Read More…

December 20th, 2018

HIIT (High Intensive Interval Training) Workouts: The Benefits and How-To

The weather outside is frightful and the idea of a long run outside is even scarier. Winter and cold weather doesn’t mean you need to spend hours on the treadmill or freezing outside—in fact, with a quick high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, you’ll be warm in no time. HIIT has gained popularity in recent Read More…