Instant warm up and mobility after a “desk bound day”
Some of my clients are sitting too much: at the desk, in the car, on the couch, unconsciously collapsed over their iPhone, etc. For my new clients who habitually sit more than ten hours, I have observed that excessive sitting can cause physical changes to their dynamic posture, which can affect their performance. Studies have shown that sitting too much can cause spinal compression, tight anterior hips, weakening of the gluteals, shortening of the hamstrings, weakenening of the core musculature, tightening of the erector spinae group, and a whole host of shoulder issues (not necessarily all of these will happen). In light of this, I am constantly trying to undue the “seated life”. I prescribe mobility drills for my clients including lunge variations, lateral footwork drills, unweighted discus swingers (from pec-shoulder mobility), Yoga high lunges and pec-delt openners, walking hip flexion and extension drills, Frankenstien walks, and others.
Single Leg Inchworms are below: