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:


About The Author

Eric Minkwitz

Since 2002, Eric Minkwitz has operated Mink Training Systems, a sports performance, workplace wellness, and nutritional consulting business geared towards student-athletes, active individuals, and busy professionals. Minkwitz works with people of all levels, to educate and empower his clients to reach their potential in team sports, personal endeavors, and physical competitions of all types.

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