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How many of you have desk jobs and what do you do to combat the difficulties that come with sitting all day? Anyone tried kneeling as opposed to sitting? Couch stretch is a significant help with the tight hip flexors and quads. Still, my back has seen better days and the desk job isn’t helping.
I use lacrosse balls for my hamstrings while I sit and to work. General tack work here. Just tack the ball under your leg, and do leg extensions. Make sure you have great posture and tighten your glutes as much as you can. There’s a HUGE difference if you do this.
Also, if the back gets bad, a lacrosse ball worked around the lower back/upper hip area works wonders
Others that hit the psoas and somethings that can fire up the psoas
Bubo Barbell Pec/Psoas Smash Quicky or What to Do With Those Bent Barbells
Jill Miller Smashes Your Guts! (and psoas, and tacked down viscera, and matted down abdominals…) Part 2
Jill Miller Diaphragm Evolution Part 3: Eccentric Loading
Episode 301: Psoas Flossing and Biker Hips
Episode 129: The Twin Bowstrings, the Psoas and Scalenes
Episode 75: Your Inside Psoas Bits, World Record?
Episode 40: USAW Oly Prep: Some New Hip Love /Psoas/Calves
Episode 26: Hips and Seppuku: Psoas and Hip Soft Tissue Mob
Episode 04: Silent P in Filet, Very Paleo
Try sitting on the edge of your chair when you are forced to sit. Otherwise, just make an effort to take water breaks (drink more water) or co-mingle (bother) your peers.
If you’re feeling high speed, paint a track around the outer circumference of your office invite others to join you for “power walks.” Set up a jar for donations and ask folks to pledge .25 cents for every lap you complete. It’s for a good cause, like a Children’s hospital or something.
Your boss will either love the idea and promote you to middle management or fire you on the spot! Either way, you’re back probably won’t hurt because you’re staying active.