Sitting Muscles

Written by Jo Ann Prior

 

Sitting muscles! What can you do? I ve got some things you can try at home to sit correctly. Improve muscle strength. See below (no one) is sitting like this any more.

Remember to sit or stand with your weight evenly both feet. Standing - you tend to throw weight into one hip or leg. Sitting - you tend to bend knees and put feet around the wheels of the chair or out stretch your legs and cross your ankles. Or Sit on 1 leg or foot under your bum. Avoid all of these.   

No matter how much you exercise, It cant counteract all that sitting you do “Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress. More often than not [that stress] tends to manifest in the shoulders, neck, back and believe or not the feet too.
Desk workers, beware. More advanced forms of postural stress “show up as pain or weakness in the low back and glutes caused by prolonged periods of sitting.” Also Digestive issue, Headaches, Anxiety and depression, Heart risk with Blood Pressure.

Luckily, massage can counteract the imbalance caused by sitting, which means you can keep your desk job— But wait your too busy for that. Ok, listen up and hope your doing this. 

Always warm up and stretch before you hit the Bike / Gym / Pilates Studio / Yoga or run. 

Men between the 45- 50yrs or older have trouble with muscle recovering from post workouts. Due to same day to day fitness routine, and muscle atrophy has been know to occur due to break down in nutrients, aging , genetics, lack of different exercise, so you gotta mix it up. 

Stretch- stretch will stop injury.  

Got sore muscles from sitting. If you put yourself into a workout without stretching / Massaging, your asking for trouble. Don't have time for a massage.

Order online and use Dr Graeme (do it yourself) with Professional Massage Machine, effective for Pre and Post workout, and aids in recovery of treatment for chronic back pain, recovery for soft tissue injury.  

Stretch and strengthening

Pectoralis Major and Minor -helps with the sitting posture. 

 Hip Flexors - lunge 

Stabilizing spinal - center point of gravity. When you slouch in Chair / Couch / In bed / while driving. Your adding stress and tightening the fascia tissue that you need to put your stocks on.

Spine - Planks / side planks.

Piriformis deep butt muscle. Always feels tight. - Standing Pigeon / Bridge.  

Tiny habit these stretches and strengthening ideas into your day and be ahead of the pain from poor posture.  

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