Okay, I am back with another a few more great exercises that you can do at work.
They are quick and easy.
Give them again and let me know how they feel.
Take it away, Dr. C.
Hey guys, this is Chad with the Sitting Solution.
I have another workout that you can do while you are in the work space. (I had one for you, yesterday. If you missed it, you can check it out here.)
This is a great one for improving your general posture and the upper back. All you need is a simple resistive band.
Quick Workout You Can Do At Work
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You are going to do 2 Rounds of:
- 30 seconds of Wall Angels
- 30 seconds of Star Drill
You are going to repeat these movements for 2 rounds. Let me go ahead and show what they are.
We are going to get the clock going. You got 30 seconds.
#1 – Wall Angels
You are going to back up against the wall. Get your feet as close as you can. Make sure your stomach is tight. Get your glutes on the wall, forearms on the wall, back of the hand on the wall. Now move the arms all the way up and all the way down.
These are great for mobilizing so many joints that gets stuck and glued in that forward flex position from sitting so long which wrecks our posture and that sets you up for a lot of injuries. This is something we use for a lot of people with neck pain, mid back pains, and sometimes even shoulder pain because it corrects so many things in one movement.
#2 – Star Drill
We are going to walk forward a little bit and take the band, standing tall, go out to the side and come back slowly. One arm up and one arm down and remember to come back slow. And then do the opposite way, come back slow. Just repeat the movements.
Again, keep the butt nice and tight. Extend the arms up all the way out to get that full range of motion. This is great for strengthening up all those muscles that get so weak from sitting and flexing all time.
Now we are just going back to that Wall Angel. Some people are really having a hard time getting in this position. If it helps, you can just move your feet forward a little bit and that is going to make it much easier on you. You are going to feel this pretty quickly. I am already feeling the muscles that need to be worked, just up and down, try as best as you can to keep you neck on the wall. This is really good for opening up everything.
I am going back to that Star Drill for one more time. We are mobilizing and we are stabilizing. Make sure to keep the glutes nice and tight, come back nice and slow. Do this for 30 seconds. Hang in there and we can get back to work nice and easy all the way.
Try that out. You will feel everything back there starts to wake up and it is such a good program for you to do. Those are the kinds of things that we do in our Sitting Solution Program. We have little 2 minutes routines that address everything from the neck, shoulders, hip, and ankles just to help you stand up straight in a world that is always sitting.
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